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A Tajik army unit during multilateral military exercises (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
August 8, 2006 -- Border guards from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia are currently involved in joint counterterrorism and counternarcotics exercises.
Dubbed "Marzbon-2006," it also involves the defense, interior, emergencies ministries of all five participating countries, as well as their migration services and counternarcotics agencies.
Officials say the exercises on August 7.