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Kazakh Conscript Dies After Clash With Fellow Border Guards

(RFE/RL) November 27, 2006 -- News reports from southern Kazakhstan say a border guard has died of injuries sustained during recent clashes among fellow soldiers.

The conscript died on November 26, four days after being hospitalized in a coma.

The fighting broke out on November 22, pitting troops garrisoned in the Sariaghash administrative district against a group of conscripts sent to reinforce the Kazakh-Uzbek border.

(Kazakhstan Today, Interfax-Kazakhstan)