Russia-led security bloc to hold military drills near Afghan border

 

October 13, 2021

 

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) includes Tajikistan, which has a lengthy border with Afghanistan


An Afghan National Army soldier passes the flags of Afghanistan (L) and Tajikistan during a ceremony for a new US-funded bridge linking Afghanistan and Tajikistan over the Pyanzh river. (File/AFP)

 

By REUTERS

 

MOSCOW – A Russia-led security bloc that includes some countries adjacent or close to Afghanistan will hold military drills near the Afghan border in Tajikistan from Oct. 22-23, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) includes Tajikistan, which has a lengthy border with Afghanistan, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Belarus.

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