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Tajikistan: Security forces engage gunmen along Uzbek border November 5-6

Tajikistan News Alert

Tajik border guards engage unidentified gunmen southwest of Dushanbe along the Uzbek border November 5-6; investigation into the attack is ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Tajikistan

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Around 20 unidentified gunmen attacked a Tajik security checkpoint along the border with Uzbekistan on the night (local time) of Tuesday, November 5. According to security officials, the incident occurred approximately 50 km (30 mi) southwest of the capital Dushanbe. At least 15 gunmen were killed in the engagement and another five were detained. Media sources reported that two guards also died in the fighting. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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