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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Guards Kill Smuggler

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- A smuggler was killed Monday at the border of Tajikistan and Afghanistan during a gunbattle between Russian border guards and a group of three drug smugglers, border guards said Tuesday.

A second smuggler was captured while the third escaped.

The sources said four other Afghan smugglers had been arrested the same day.

The gunbattle took place about 200 kilometers south of Dushanbe near the town of Piandzh.