Uzbekistan deports Afghan servicemen who crossed border illegally

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Uzbekistan deported all Afghan servicemen and nationals to an unspecified country on Sept. 12-13 after they illegally crossed the border from Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Many Afghans rushed across the land border with Uzbekistan as violence surged with the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces and the Taliban‘s lightning takeover of most of the country.