The security forces immediately rushed to the area & launched serious efforts to identify & apprehend the perpetrators. Since the enemy has failed to pose any serious threat over the last ten months, it is now reaching for such meaningless actions that can never deteriorate relations between the two friendly countries. Uzbekistan has close & friendly relations with Afghanistan. The recent visits of the two countries’ senior officials demonstrates that both have numerous shared interests. IEA believes that such destructive acts are work of those who want to create friction in relations between the two countries. Our security authorities pay special attention to protection of Afghan borders & will not give anyone the opportunity to use Afghanistan’s soil against another country.