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Afghan Forces Who Entered Turkmenistan Soil Due to Heavy Clashes Returned Home: MoD

(Last Updated On: March 18, 2019)

Fifty-eight Afghan Border Force members who entered Turkmenistan territory due to heavy clashes against militants in northern Badghis province have returned home, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said that the forces have returned through Torkhundi port in north, adding that they are back on duty.

The statement added that the forces had entered Turkmenistan soil after being attacked by the militants in Bala Murghab district in Badghis province. 

According to the statement, 58 more of the forces have been captured by the insurgents. 

The clearance operation is underway against the insurgents in the district, the statement noted. 

Separately, the Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement thanked and appreciated Turkmenistan for supporting and providing facilities to those border forces who fled the war and sought refuge in its territory. 

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