Clashes between the Northern Alliance and Taliban forces are taking place in direct proximity to the Tajik-Afghan border. According to the Russian border guards, observing the actions of the conflicting sides in Afghanistan, Wednesday the Northern Alliance forces gave two salvos at the Taliban positions near the Zardqamar village. Aviation fire was registered in the early hours of October 11 near the Kachakum village, 3 km from the border of Tajikistan. According to sources in the Afghanistan embassy, two aircraft without insignia bombed, on Wednesday afternoon, the military targets in Mazar-i-Sharif. The aircraft are supposed to have taken off from Uzbekistan's military aerodromes. But military sources in Dushanbe have not confirmed this information.