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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Guards Kill Tajik

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- Russian border guards killed a Tajik opposition fighter trying to cross into Tajikistan from Afghanistan and forced two others to retreat, news reports said.

The clash Sunday, reported by Russian Interfax, came just days after UN negotiators visited the Tajik opposition headquarters in Afghanistan to discuss setting up a UN observation post to control rebel cross-border movements.

United Nations envoy Ditrich Merrem said Monday that opposition leaders agreed to help set up the post during the meeting with UN military observers in the Afghan town of Talukan last week.