Tajikistan Establishes Two New Outposts Near Afghanistan Border

Monday, 05/29/2023

Two new outposts have been established in Shahrtuz area of Khatlon Province of Tajikistan, which is near the Afghanistan border.

On sunday, Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan inaugurated the new outposts and said that Tajik forces will defend the borders with dedication.

The establishment of these outposts assumes significance as in April, Tajikistan’s Committee of National Security had announced that a security force member of this country had been killed in a clash at the Afghanistan border.

National Security Committee of Tajikistan did not announce the identity of the security force member, however, sources told Afghanistan International that it was Kamran Rajabzada, head of border forces of Badakhshan province in Tajikistan, who had been shot dead.

Local sources told Afghanistan International that Rajabzada’s corpse had been handed to his family and buried on April 28.

The establishment of the new two outposts near Afghanistan coincides with the 29th anniversary of the formation of the border forces of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan’s presidency said that the new outposts have been equipped with modern miliary equipment.

On October 14, 2022, Emomali Rahmon, in a meeting with the leaders of Russia and Central Asian countries, had announced that tens of thousands of militants including "suicide bombers" are being trained in Afghanistan. He, then, ordered his country’s security forces that proceedings for confronting with terrorism threats should get increased.

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