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Unknown aircraft struck the militants in the North-East of Afghanistan when they fought with the Tajik security forces. This was told by local officials, reports Reuters.
According to the representative of police of Takhar province, near the border with Tajikistan, the bombing was carried out by the Russian or Tajik plane, more precisely, he found it difficult, but said that during the strike on 26 August killed eight members of the Taliban (banned in Russia), six more were injured. The representative of the provincial Governor added that six killed in clashes — the drug smugglers.
Information about the battle with the Tajik security officials confirmed the Taliban. At the same time the representative of the movement said that the shootout was on between the smugglers and border guards, and the plane struck a wooded area used by the criminals. According to him, the Taliban do not have permission for such action. The incident is being investigated.
As the portal Akhbor, August 26 by an armed group attacked the car with local residents on the border of Farkhor district of Tajikistan with Afghanistan. In a clash attackers used machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, resulting in two people were killed and one was wounded. It was noted that after this, the scene of the shooting circling military helicopters.
The defense Ministry commented on the data media. The Department indicated that the military aircraft did not perform any combat tasks in the area of the Afghan-Tajik border. “Information, the British information Agency Reuters inflicted on the alleged Russian planes air strikes on militants of the Islamic movement “Taliban” in the North-Eastern border region of Afghanistan does not correspond to reality”, — quotes the message of the Ministry RIA Novosti.
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