The Border Guard of the CIS countries will hold first drill in Russia in 2020 with the involvement of troops and equipment, announced the chairman of the Coordination Service of the Border Troops Command, the General Colonel Alexander Manilov at the Seventh Scientific and Practical Conference of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the SCO in Tashkent.
This is the first time such an exercise involving forces and equipment of all units will take place.
According to him, a number of chief-command exercises have been conducted in Kazakhstan so far.
Earlier, seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said today. The 20 attackers killed a border guard and a policeman before 15 of them were killed by return fire.