On May 7, the Islamic State terrorist organisation, banned in the Russian Federation and Tajikistan, fired 7 rockets into Tajikistan from Afghanistan. The border troops of Tajikistan have been put on high alert, the Afghan Islamic Press News Agency reported.
Militants fired 7 rockets at unspecified military targets from Khwaja Ghar District of Takhar Province in Afghanistan. Dushanbe said the “bullets”, not rockets, were fired “accidentally” into Tajikistan in a firefight on the Afghan side of the border between the terrorist organisations Taliban and ISIS, banned in Russia and Tajikistan.
The State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan noted that the situation at the border “is stable and under control”.
The incident occurred in Farkhor district of Khatlon Region. Soldiers and local residents were not injured. 4 shells fell into the Amudarya River, and 3 shells fell into the forest nearby.
This is not the first time that rockets have been fired into the Central Asian states from Afghanistan.