Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 90

Tajik officials said this morning that unidentified gunmen killed the chief of staff of Tajikistan’s State Security Ministry border troops and gravely wounded another officer, during an overnight attack on the apartment of the border troops’ commander, Lt. General Kurbon Cholov in Dushanbe. Also this morning, the Russian border troops’ command said that it killed 10 Tajik guerrillas who had attempted to cross into Tajikistan from Afghanistan overnight. (Itar-Tass, AP, May 8). Yesterday, two top medical doctors were shot to death by unidentified gunmen at the special government clinic in Dushanbe. On May 6, at least two Russian soldiers were gunned down on a highway east on Dushanbe. (Interfax, Itar-Tass, May 6 and 7).

Moscow Set to Expel British Diplomats.