Tajikistan say Uzbek troops violating its border | NDTV.com

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Confrontation, Economy and Resources, Geography

Tajikistan: Tajikistan says frontier troops from neighbouring Uzbekistan crossed into its territory this week, prompting an exchange of gunfire in the latest of a series of such incidents in Central Asia.

The Border Service said on Friday that an Uzbek soldier on horseback was spotted on Tajik soil filming footage on a mobile phone. It says an attempt to detain the soldier elicited a volley of gunshots from Uzbek troops.

In a separate incident, Tajik authorities say that one of its citizens was forcibly detained by Uzbek soldiers on September 1. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Unclear border demarcations among ex-Soviet Central Asian republics have been cause of recurring tensions.

via Tajikistan say Uzbek troops violating its border | NDTV.com.

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