A herdsman has been killed by a brown bear in central Asian republic of Tajikistan when guarding his sheep and cows, Interfax reported Thursday.
The agency, citing civil defence officials, said that the wild animal attacked the herd on Wednesday night on a feedlot. He attempted to chase the bear off when the animal attacked and killed him.
Attacks by bears on humans in Tajikistan are very rare, with officials saying that the bears, which inhabit the mountain regions, only attack humans if hungry or feeling threatened.
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