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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Land-Mine Death

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- A land mine explosion killed a Tajik serviceman who had been removing mines planted along the Tajik-Afghan border, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.

Despite a temporary cease-fire signed Sept. 16, fighting between opposition forces and government troops shows no sign of abating in the region.

A Russian border guard patrolling the Tajik-Afghan border was killed by a sniper from Afghan territory Monday, and Russian border guards killed 22 rebels and detained eight intruders as they tried to cross the border from Afghanistan over the weekend.