Nearly 400 other Afghan troops have been forced to flee into Tajikistan over the past weekend as the situation hast been aggravated in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province.     

The press center of the main Border Guard Directorate a the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan says 300 Afghan troops crossed into Tajikistan’s Khatlon province in the evening of July 4 as the situation has been aggravated in Khahan and Shahribuzurg districts of Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province. 

"The Tajik border guards, guided by the principles of humanism and good neighborliness, allowed the Afghan military who broke through the state border to freely enter their territory," a statement released by the Tajik Border Guard Directorate says.  

In the evening of July 4, 94 other Afghan troops crossing into Tajik territory.  This was the fourth known case in two weeks that Afghan troops had to seek refuge on Tajik soil.

Recall, more than 130 Afghan soldiers escaped across Sher Khan Bandar border crossing after coming under a sustained assault on June 22.  In the morning of June 27, an armed group of Taliban militants launched an attacked on a border checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Kaldar district, forcing 17 Afghan troops to flee into Tajikistan.  The troops reportedly entered Tajikistan through its Shahritous border outpost. The Shahritous district is in the very southwestern corner of the country, where the border intersects with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

On both occasions, Tajik border personnel admitted the troops in what official statements have described as gestures of “humanity and good neighborliness.”

Meanwhile, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Mohammad Ghani had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation along the mutual border.