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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Troops Kill 2 Rebels

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- Russian troops on the Tajikistan border killed two armed rebels who were trying to cross from Afghanistan, officials said Thursday. The Russian border troop command in Dushanbe said the two men were killed Wednesday in a clash, but gave no further details.

Russian border troops guard the Tajik border with Afghanistan, helping prop up the pro-Moscow government in Dushanbe. Tajik Islamic rebels operating from Afghanistan regularly stage attacks across the border.