Four Killed In Clashes On Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Tue 17th September 2019 | 05:30 PM
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept 17 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Sep, 2019 ) :A shootout at the contested frontier between Central Asian Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan killed three Tajik and one Kyrgyz border officer, authorities said Tuesday, as tensions in the region escalate.
Tajik authorities said three officers were killed in the clashes and were buried on Tuesday, the Tajik service of Radio Free Europe reported.
Earlier, they said "several" Tajiks had been injured in the shootout.
Kyrgyzstan said that 13 of its citizens were injured as well as the 40-year-old officer who was killed.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammetkalyi Abylgaziev travelled to the remote region following the clash.
Earlier that month, Tajikistan said one of its citizens had been killed in fighting between Kyrgyz and Tajik communities in the Tajik territory of Vorukh, which is completely surrounded by Kyrgyz territory.