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2 Afghan civilians killed in Tajikistan security forces firing


2 Afghan civilians killed in Tajikistan security forces firing

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:01

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan civilians have been killed by the Tajikistan border security forces in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.

Mohammad Aman Naseem, commander of the border police force seventh brigade, told Pajhwok Afghan News Tajik forces had killed two Afghan civilians of the Yakhdro village in Ishkashim district.

“One body drowned in water and one was found in the Panj Seand area,” he said.

Naseem said Tajik security forces had been asked about the reason and explanation regarding the killing of two civilians but they have not yet responded.

Talibuddin Qaderi, the Provincial Council member, said Tajik forces continued killing Afghan civilians in Wakhan and Ishkashim district from the past few years.

 He said one civilian was killed in the Kovi area of Wah Khan District one and a half month back.

“The Tajik intelligence have promised their retired officers to be conferred with medals if they capture or killed a smuggler in the border area with Afghanistan,” said the local representative.

Qaderi added Tajik officers had started killing innocent Afghans in quest for medals from their government.

Afghan government officials have not reacted to the incident so far.