Tajik or Russian plane bombs border area in Takhar province
The strike follows clashes near the border
A Tajik or Russian plane bombed Afghanistan's Durqad district in north-eastern Takhar province on Sunday after clashes erupted near Tajikistan’s border, an Afghan government official said on Monday.
Khalil Asir, a spokesman for Takhar provincial police, said the bombing near the border area started after two Tajik border guards were killed in a clash with the Taliban.
Eight Taliban insurgents were killed and six others were wounded, Asir said.
The Taliban has confirmed the clash and the subsequent bombing.
More to follow
Updated: August 27, 2018 11:24 AM