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Afghanistan: Border Clashes Raise Concerns of Spreading Instability

MIN READAug 27, 2018 | 23:04 GMT

(Stratfor)

Airstrikes that reportedly followed a day after clashes near the Afghanistan border with Tajikistan on Aug. 26, killed several people in northeastern Afghanistan's Takhar province. Just who was responsible for the airstrikes or which groups were involved in the clashes that predated them were unclear. A provincial spokesperson claimed that the Tajik air force conducted an airstrike that left six Taliban militants dead. According to the province's police chief, it was unclear whether the pilot of the plane that carried out the strike was Russian or Tajik. Both Russia and Tajikistan, however, have denied that their forces were responsible....

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