Tadschikistan: 2 Menschen sterben durch Minenexplosion
Die zwei Menschen hatten scheinbar die Grenze zu Usbekistan überschritten und waren dort auf die Mine getreten. (auf Englisch)
DUSHANBE, October 19, 2015, Asia-Plus -- Two residents of the Tajik northern city of Panjakent have been killed in a landmine explosion on the Tajik-Uzbek border.
Mohammad Ulughkhojayev, a spokesman for the Main Border Guard Directorate at the State Committee for National Security (SCNS), says the tragedy occurred on the Jumon Pass not far from the border between Panjakent and the Uzbek district of Urgut on October 16.
According to him, those two residents of Panjakent crossed into Uzbek territory illegally.
Ulughkhojayev also denied reports released by some media outlets that two Tajik nationals had been killed and three others had been wounded by Uzbek border guards as absolutely baseless.