AKIPRESS.COM - The Taliban has deployed 6,825 of its militants at 29 training bases on the Afghan-Tajik border, Commander of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan, Lieutenant-General Rajabali Rahmonali reported.
Speaking at the ceremony on occasion of the 15th anniversary of implementation of the BOMCA program, the commander said that the militants are now at the training bases in the provinces of Balkh, Kunduz, Takhor and Badakhshan.
"Many of these militants are natives of the Central Asian countries," he said.
The Tajik authorities are concerned about accumulation of the armed groups on southern borders of Tajikistan, which has 1,400 km of the common border with Afghanistan.
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on November 30, 2018 at the session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Minsk called on his partners to contribute to the strengthening of the Tajik-Afghan border, which is in fact the southern border of the CSTO member states.
Rajabali Rahmonali said that Tajikistan needs assistance from international community. According to him, as part of the BOMCA program, Tajikistan received 43 million euros aid for strengthening the border with Afghanistan.