Situation on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan worsens

A Kyrgyz soldier during a military exercise

The conflict between the two countries intensifies.

(Photo: imago images/SNA)

Bishkek The conflict on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan continues to escalate. Both sides accused each other of attacking with heavy weapons on Friday. The Kyrgyz border guard said Tajik security forces had opened fire. Clashes broke out along the entire border.

The Tajik side also used tanks. Tajikistan in turn accused Kyrgyz forces of attacking a Tajik border post and seven villages with heavy weapons. According to the authorities in the town of Isfara, a civilian was killed and three others injured.

On the border between the two respectively with Russia Allied ex-Soviet republics, conflicts have repeatedly arisen in recent years. In view of the Ukraine war and the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has also flared up again, the current violence is under a different sign.

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon are both currently attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan.

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