DUSHANBE -- The Tajik Border Troops are investigating an Afghan shell that landed on Tajik territory Friday (June 16), Avesta.tj reported Monday (June 19), quoting Border Troops spokesman Mukhammad Ulugkhojayev.
The shell landed 3km from the border in a cotton field in Farkhor District, Khatlon Province.
Afghan officials are blaming the incident on the Taliban, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tajik service.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.