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MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 23 Tajik soldiers were killed and many others seriously wounded in an ambush by Islamic militants on Sunday, reports reaching here from Dushanbe said Monday.
The attack came after a suicide bombing against a police station in the northern city of Khujand earlier this month killed two people and wounded 25 others.
DUSHANBE – A multi-country anti-drug operation dubbed Southern Canal conducted September 13-16 has arrested 904 traffickers and seized 1.3 tonnes of narcotics in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Russia, CA-news reported September 17.
In a Moscow-Dushanbe video-conference, the director of the Russian Federation Service for the Control of Narcotics Trafficking Viktor Ivanov said that the operation shows the scale of ongoing trafficking of narcotics from Afghanistan into Russia, the news agency reported.