DUSHANBE, August 1, 2014, Asia-Plus -- An armed trespasser has been killed on the Tajik-Afghan border in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).

According to the press center of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS), officers from SCNS’s office in GBAO jointly with border guards on a routine patrol spotted a trespasser who was illegally crossing the border river in the Rushan district late Thursday (July 31).

When security officers and border guards tried to detain the trespasser, the last opened fire at them.  The trespasser was reportedly killed by return fire.

An assault rifle Kalashnikov and five kilograms of raw opium were found on the spot.