Skirmish occurred on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Skirmish occurred on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

There was a shootout on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Photo: Vladimir Voronin/AP

The skirmish took place between border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. This was reported by TASS with reference to the border service of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security.

"On September 14, 2022 there was an incident with the use of weapons on the Kyrgyz-Tajik section of the state border  —  said in the statement.

      "Interfax" with reference to the data of the border service of Kyrgyzstan clarifies that the Tajik side used mortars.

The incident occurred in the village of Bulak-Bashy, Batken region Kyrgyzstan.

The administration of the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan announced that the skirmish that began on the morning of September 14 on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan between the military personnel of the two countries had stopped. This was reported by its representative  TASS.

"Negotiations were held between the heads of the border structures of the two countries, at present the shooting has stopped", — he said.

According to the representative of the local administration, work on normalization of the situation after the incident continues.

BAGNET notes that earlier the conflict between the two countries aggravated in  ;Mid-April 2022  Then the Tajik border detachment ignored the demands and went 20 meters deep into the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

Later, several skirmishes on the border occurred in the early summer. Then Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed to withdraw from the border to dislocation points of forces and assets that arrived as reinforcements.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga