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June 30, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian border guards protecting the Tajik-Afghan border killed 20 suspected drug traffickers trying to cross into Tajikistan, officials said. The shootout occurred when border guards tried to stop a caravan from crossing the Pyandzh River dividing the two countries. Instead of stopping, the suspects opened fire with automatic weapons, said a spokesman for the Russian border guard troops in Moscow. The border troops suffered no casualties, he said.
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June 30, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian border guards protecting the Tajik-Afghan border killed 20 suspected drug traffickers trying to cross into Tajikistan, officials said. The shootout occurred when border guards tried to stop a caravan from crossing the Pyandzh River dividing the two countries. Instead of stopping, the suspects opened fire with automatic weapons, said a spokesman for the Russian border guard troops in Moscow. The border troops suffered no casualties, he said.
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