Central Asia: July 10, 2001


Two more people were killed by Uzbek mines on the Tajik border. The two dead men were trying to cross to visit relatives. Technically, their crossing was illegal, but nomads have taken these paths for thousands of years and never paid any attention to borders. The mines were planted to stop Islamic radicals from crossing into Uzbekistan. No radicals have been killed by the mines since they were planted last year, but some 30 local civilians have, and another three dozen injured.


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