Tajik Border Troops

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Border Troops
Active May 26, 1994 – present
Country  Tajikistan
Allegiance Military of Tajikistan
Branch Ministry of the Interior
Type Border guard
Role Border security
Size 25,000
Garrison/HQ Dushanbe
Lieutenant General Rajabali Rahmonali

The Border Troops, also called the Border Service, is the border security force of Tajikistan. Functioning under the military of Tajikistan, the border guards are trained by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, along with the Afghan Border Police.[1] A higher education college is located in the capitol, Dushanbe, the Border Troops Academy, and a Border Troops Training Centre is located south of it, in the Rudaki District.[2]

In 2011, the Border Troops, along with the national army and mobile forces, took part in a military drill with Kyrgyzstan. Their objective was to eliminate two terrorist groups on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.[3] In late 2014, four Tajik border guards were abducted from their posts on the border with Afghanistan by an unidentified group.[4]