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Afghan neighbour Tajikistan holds largest ever military exercise

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DUSHANBE (Reuters) -Afghanistan's northern neighbour Tajikistan held its largest ever military exercise on Thursday involving the Central Asian nation's entire army, and President Emomali Rakhmon urged vigilance amid fighting to the south of the border.

Insecurity has been growing in Afghanistan in recent weeks, largely spurred by fighting in its provinces as U.S.-led foreign troops complete their withdrawal and the Taliban launch major offensives, taking districts and border crossings.

Tajikistan mobilised 130,000 men from its military reserve in addition to 100,000 active servicemen for the three-hour exercise on Thursday, Rakhmon said at a military parade.

More than 1,000 military vehicles, hundreds of artillery guns and mortars and dozens of aircraft including helicopters were deployed during the exercise, Rakhmon's office said in a statement.

"Due to the unstable situation in the region I once again remind the people of Tajikistan that we must be ready to protect the peace and stability that have been achieved at a high price," Rakhmon said in a speech broadcast by state television.

Rakhmon said 20,000 men from the military reserve had been sent to reinforce Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan.

Hundreds of Afghan servicemen crossed the border into Tajikistan this month as they retreated from a Taliban offensive. Tajikistan later sent them back as the Kabul government arranged special flights to return its soldiers.

Russia, which operates a military base in Tajikistan, plans to hold joint drills there with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, another former Soviet republic bordering Afghanistan, next month.

Interfax news agency quoted Russian military officials as saying that new infantry fighting vehicles were already being delivered to the Russian base and would be used in the upcoming drills that are set to take place close to the Afghan border.

Afghan neighbour Tajikistan holds largest ever military exercise
 

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