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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Tajik or Russian plane bombs border area in Takhar province

The strike follows clashes near the border

The National
The National

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.

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