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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Border Guards Kill 3

MOSCOW -- Russian border guards shot and killed three people attempting to smuggle drugs into Tajikistan from Afghanistan, Itar-Tass reported over the weekend.

The three were attempting to bring raw opium into Tajikistan on Friday night when they were spotted by the border guards on the banks of the Pyandzh River, which separates the two countries, the news agency said Saturday. The smugglers ignored warning shots and attempted to flee back into Afghanistan, and the patrol "shot to kill," Itar-Tass reported.