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Tajik forces kill 2 Afghan fishermen

Tajik forces kill 2 Afghan fishermen

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Mar 15, 2014 - 17:00

TALOQAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Border forces of Tajikistan have killed two Afghan fishermen in northwestern Takhar province, officials said on Saturday.

Catching fish in Amu River, the men were killed by Tajikistan’s border security guards, Dasht Qala district chief Junaidullah Faiz told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Sunnatullah Timor, the governor’s spokesman, said that the victims belonged to Takhta Kul village and their corpses had been handed over to their families.

In the same area last year, an Afghan fisherman was killed by Tajik border guards.

At least six Afghans have been killed on the charge of drug trafficking by Tajikistan border forces during the current solar yearinfo-icon.

Separately, three gunmen were arrested by police on charges of killing an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier raping a woman in the Khanabad district of Kunduz province.

The group equipped with a pistol and a hand grenade was busted after sneaking into Khanabad from Burka district, said the provincial police chief, Ghulam Mustafa Mohseni.

A resident of Burka district said the individuals had broken into his house eight months ago and kidnapped his wife. She was killed after being sexually abused.

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