Russian border-guards prevented an attempt of crossing the Tajik-Afghan border on Sunday night. No Russian border-guards were injured in the skirmish, said Monday the press-service of Russian border-guards in Tajikistan. A border-guard squad found six armed border-violators crossing the border in a mountainous strip of the Moskovsky border control unit. The border-guards were fired at from Afghan territory as well as by the border-violators. As a result of retaliatory fire, shooting from Afghan territory was ceased, and the border-violators retreated to Afghanistan, employing night-time and terrain.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.