More Afghan soldiers crossed over to Tajikistan after Taliban attack

DUSHANBE (Agencies): Lydia Isamova. Almost 100 Afghan soldiers left for Tajikistan after the Taliban seized Hohon district of the Afghan province of Badakhshan on Sunday, the press center of Tajikistan’s border troops told RIA Novosti.

On Saturday, the Tajik border service informed that over 300 Afghan border guards crossed the state border with Tajikistan after the Taliban seized the Khokhon border commandant’s office.

“On Sunday at 18:00, an armed group of the Taliban movement captured the Hohon district in the Afghan province of Badakhshan without a fight, 94 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Afghanistan retreated and, in order to preserve their personnel, crossed the state border at the Shohon sector of Tajikistan,” the source said. agencies.

According to him, the Tajik border guards, guided by the principles of humanism and good neighborliness, allowed the retreating military of the Afghan government forces to move to their territory.

“Taking into account the difficult situation on the specified section of the state border, there is a likelihood of continued penetration of Afghan government troops into the territory of Tajikistan,” the press center of Tajikistan noted, adding that the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border is under the full control of Tajik border guards.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and militants of the radical Taliban movement, who seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an offensive against large cities.

Instability in Afghanistan is growing against the backdrop of promises by the US administration to complete the withdrawal of its troops from Afghan soil in full coordination with allies by 9/11.

In 2020, Washington and Taliban officials signed in Doha the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war. It provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the exchange of prisoners.

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