5 June was declared a day of national mourning over the deceased border guards in accordance with an order signed by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The incident took place at the Arkan Kergen mobile border post in southwest Kazakhstan where 15 border guards, including one commissioned officer, three contract guards, and 11 conscripts, were serving their duty.
On 28 May the regular contact with the post was not established despite the schedule. A task force wa...
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