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    Press service of the Russian Central Military District said that Russian troops deployed at the 201st military base in Tajikistan carried out counterterrorist drills.

    This aeriel view taken through an airplane window shows Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, Monday, April 5, 2010
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian troops deployed at the 201st military base in Tajikistan carried out counterterrorist drills, the press service of the Russian Central Military District said in a statement on Friday.

    "At the 201st military base located in the Republic of Tajikistan the troops liberated a military facility from a simulated enemy during counterterrorist drills," the statement said.

    The troops blocked and killed simulated terrorists under cover of military vehicles and trained search and clearance of improvised explosives.

    The drills focused on the speed of the decision-making process and coordination of activities aimed at blocking and targeting the simulated enemy as well as demining the facility.

    Russia’s outpost in Tajikistan houses the largest ground force of the Russian Army outside the country. The current lease contract expires in 2042.

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