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An airborne unit of the Tajik Army during exercises in the country's south (file photo)

An airborne unit of the Tajik Army during exercises in the country's south (file photo)

Former Tajik military personnel retired from the army less than five years ago will go through military training in the country's south next month.

Chief of the military commission in Kulob Muhammadrasul Roziev told RFE/RL that retired officers and soldiers from Tajikistan's 10 districts would gather at the local training camp for weapons training.

That will be the first such training since Tajikistan's gaining independence 17 years ago.

Of late, there has been a rise in violence on the Tajik-Afghan border, with two Tajik antidrug officers killed.

Officials say that the murders might have been committed by drug smugglers.

-- Tajik Service

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