YEMEN Press Agency

Dozens of Afghan soldiers flee to Uzbekistan

SANAA, Aug. 15 (YPA) – A group of 84 Afghan government military forces crossed the border into Uzbekistan and asked for help, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“On August 14, at one of the sections of the state border with Afghanistan, a group of military personnel of the Afghan Armed Forces in the amount of 84 people crossed the state border line and were detained by Uzbek border guards, “the statement read

“There was no resistance on the part of the group, but they requested medical assistance, which was provided to three wounded,” it added.

According to the Tashkent authorities, medical assistance and food were provided to members of this Afghan group, and their temporary residence was organized.

“Uzbek border guards have observed the gathering of afghan government military personnel in the Afghan part of the Termez-Khayroton bridge. Measures are being taken to provide humanitarian assistance to these persons, according to the statement

The Uzbek Foreign Ministry is negotiating with the Afghan side on the return of Afghan citizens to their homeland and the settlement of the situation in the area of ​​the Termez-Hairaton bridge, the statement added.