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Tajikistan Regrets Killing Of Uzbek Border Guard

(RFE/RL) November 16, 2006 -- Tajikistan's border-guard service today admitted killing an Uzbek soldier on November 16 and expressed its regret at the incident.

Tajikistan says the incident occurred when a group of Uzbek border guards entered 150 meters into the country.

Tajikistan says its border guards opened fire after the Uzbeks failed to respond to warning shots.

(Avesta, Varorud)

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