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Turkmenistan: Drug Smugglers Killed On Afghan Border

Moscow, 4 September 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Two suspected drug smugglers have been killed in a clash with Russian border guards and Turkmen police on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border, says Russia's Federal Border Guard Service.

Interfax reports that the Service said eight armed men crossed the border into Turkmenistan Sunday and a shootout occurred. A large amount of drugs, including 24 kilograms of heroin was found at the clash site.