Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan staged a shootout with mortars

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Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan staged a shootout with mortars
Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan staged a shootout with mortars
14 June, 11:08In the world
On the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, there was a skirmish between the border guards - the Tajik side used mortars and grenade launchers, the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said.

The report says that the shootout began at 7 am (4 am Moscow time) in the Bulak-Bashy area of the Batken district of the Batken region, a shot was fired from the Kekh border post of Tajikistan in the direction of the Bulak-Bashi Kyrgyz border post . “In response, the Kyrgyz side also fired a return shot in the direction of the Tajik post,” the department said. Both sides took up fighting positions. In addition, telephone conversations were held between representatives of the border services. At the same time, 50 minutes later, a shootout began again, in which grenade launchers and mortars were used. Now the parties are investigating the reasons for the shootout to prevent an escalation of the conflict. The situation at the site is described as tense.

It's worth reminding that the shootout was recorded on the border of the two republics last time on June 3. Several border guards of Tajikistan illegally crossed the border of Kyrgyzstan in the Bulak-Bashy region of the Batken region. They did not comply with the demands of the Kyrgyz side to leave the territory, but opened fire on the Kyrgyz border guards. They also started shooting from mortars.

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