Uzbekistan deports Afghan servicemen who crossed border during Taliban takeover

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Uzbekistan deported all Afghan servicemen and nationals to an unspecified country on September 12-13 after they illegally crossed the border from Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Many Afghans rushed across the land border with Uzbekistan as violence surged with the withdrawal of US-led forces and the Taliban’s lightning takeover of most of the country.

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In mid August, Uzbekistan’s foreign ministry said that the first group of 84 Afghan soldiers made no attempts to resist when Uzbek border guards detained them but instead sought medical help.

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