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August 24, 1986

China confirmed that its troops clashed with Soviet forces along the border last month. One Chinese soldier reportedly was killed and another wounded in the fighting. "There occurred an isolated incident along the Sino-Soviet border area," a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Peking said, but she had no comment on the casualty report. Japan's Yomiuri newspaper reported last week that 13 Soviet border guards crossed into China on July 12 near the Chinese border town of Korgas, in northwestern Xinjiang province, and opened fire on a Chinese patrol, killing one soldier and wounding another.

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