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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Border Guard Killed

Border Guard Killed

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — A Russian guard patrolling the Tajik-Afghan border was killed in a clash with a group of people illegally crossing into the former Soviet state, a spokesman for the border guards said Thursday.

He said Lieutenant Sergei Volkov had died Wednesday night during crossfire with armed intruders.

An investigation has been launched, the spokesman said.