An Afghan warplane has crashed in Uzbekistan, the Central Asian country’s defence ministry aforementioned monday, whereas neighbouring tajikistan aforementioned over a hundred Afghan troopers had landed at one among its airports.
Though it is not clear if anybody diedin crash, but 2 Afghan soldiers survived during the incident.
“The military plane lawlessly crossed the border of Uzbekistan. AN investigation is beneath way,” ministry representative Bakhrom Zulfikarov told afp, confirming Uzbek media reports of a crash late Sunday within the southern province of Surkhondaryo, that borders afghanistan.
Russian news agencies on monday rumored that the plane had been shot down by Uzbekistan, citing defence ministry officers.
Zulfikarov aforementioned the defence ministry would prepare a press release later.
It was not clear if anybody died within the crash, however a minimum of 2 Afghan troopers were rumored as having survived the incident.
Bekpulat Okboyev, a doctor within the town of Termez, Surkhondaryo’s regional capital, told afp his hospital had taken in 2 patients who were wearing Afghan military uniforms late on Sunday.
Okboyev aforementioned his hospital had additionally accepted 3 Afghan troopers a day earlier when a complete of eighty four troops lawlessly crossed the border into the country whereas fleeing the Taliban.
Uzbekistan’s neighbour Republic of Tajikistan aforementioned weekday it had allowed over a hundred Afghan military to land at Bokhtar airport within the south of the country.
“Tajikistan received SOS signals, when that, in accordance with the country’s international obligations, it had been determined to permit Afghan servicemen to land at the field,” the Tajik foreign ministry’s info department told Russian news agencies Interfax and RIA Novosti.
RIA Novosti rumored that 3 planes carrying the troopers had landed in Bokhtar throughout the night.
Central Asia has watched with alarm because the government in kabul folded.
Three former Soviet countries — tajikistan, Turkmen and Uzbekistan — border afghanistan.
Of the 3, solely tajikistan has eschewed talks with Taliban officers, who have assured neighbours of their commitment to regional peace and infrastructure projects.