Two Shipments of Aid Cross Tajik-Afghan Frontier

Published November 19th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Two large shipments of humanitarian aid have crossed Tajikistan's border with northern Afghanistan, a Russian border guard spokesman said Monday. 

Some 156 tons of flour, 40 tons of wheat flour and five tons of diesel fuel were sent Saturday through the Ishkashim border point to Afghanistan by the United Nations and the non-governmental agency Focus. 

On Sunday, 29 vehicles carrying flour from the World Food Program were also delivered through Ishkhashim, in Tajikistan, to the Afghan city of Feizabad by Russia's emergency service ministry, the spokesman said. 

Tajikistan shares a 1,300-kilometer (780-mile) frontier with Afghanistan, which is patrolled by some 11,000 Russian soldiers under an agreement between Moscow and Dushanbe -- AFP

© 2001 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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