ABOUT THE SITUATION ON THE BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN. Statement by the Press Center of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security

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(NIAT Khovar) – On the night from July 4 through July 5, the militants of Taliban movement took full control of the Khwahan, Shekay, Nusay, Maimay, Sheghnan and Sultan Ishkashim counties of the Afghan Badakhshan Province, which have a common border in this direction with Tajikistan with a length of 910 kilometers, reports the Press Center of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan.

During the armed clashes with the Taliban, 1,037 servicemen of the Afghan governmental forces, in order to save the lives of their personnel, retreated and entered into Tajikistan through the border areas of Shohon of Shamsiddin Shohin district (104 people), Ruzvay (213 people) and Nulvand (83 people) of Darvaz district, Humrog of Vanj district ( 173 people), Tem district of Khorog (312), Ishkashim (102 people) and Langar (50 people) of Ishkashim district.

While considering the principle of good neighborliness and adhering to the position of non-interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, the servicemen of the Afghan governmental forces were allowed to cross into Tajik territory.

Currently, the situation in these border areas is under the control of the Tajik border guards.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan