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Uzbek border officials say border guards have killed two suspected Afghan drug couriers who were allegedly trying to smuggle 33 kilograms of heroin into Uzbekistan.

The officials did not specify the exact date of the incident, and the circumstances of the shooting of the drug suspects could not be independently reported.

Officials said investigations have been launched.

The announcement on Many 2 came one day after the Uzbek National Security Service said several Tajik citizens were detained when they were caught allegedly trying to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin to Russia via Uzbekistan.

Based on reporting by Interfax and RIA-Novosti
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