There are over 6,000 militants located near the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) southern border - in Afghanistan’s northeast, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon was quote by TASS as saying at an extraordinary online summit  of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on January 10

"Overall, according to the intelligence of Tajikistan, there are over 40 camps and terrorist training centers in Afghanistan’s northeastern provinces, which house over 6,000 militants," Emomali Rahmon was cited as saying.

According to Rahmon, the situation at the Tajik-Afghan border becomes more complicated every day: the Taliban [outlawed in Russia] infighting takes place right along the border. At one stretch of the border, over 11 Taliban militants died and over 18 got injured last week.

"This is why we must establish a belt of security around Afghanistan," Emomali Rahmon proposed.