Mine explosion kills cattle on TAJIK-UZBEK border

Dushanbe, 31 August: An anti-personnel mine went off on the Tajik-Uzbek border last Sunday, 27 August, killing over 70 head of livestock belonging to local residents. No human casualties have been reported.


Asia-Plus learnt at the Tajik Mine Action Centre that the explosion occurred on a minefield in the Langar mountains situated on the territory of the Urmetan community farm in Sughd Region's Ayni District [in northwestern Tajikistan].

[Passage omitted: A total of 68 Tajik nationals have been killed and 83 others injured by mine explosions on the Tajik-Uzbek border since 2000 - known details]

Von: 31.08.2006, BBC Monitoring Central Asia

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