Shooting resumes on border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of the morning of April 30, 13 people was killed and 134 injured in the conflict
15:30, 30 April 2021

Radio Svoboda

The shooting on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border resumed despite a ceasefire agreement. The EurAsiaDaily reported this.

The media of both republics write that shots are heard. According to locals, they are firing grenade launchers and mortars.

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Moreover, there are data according to which 13 people were killed and 134 were injured as of 7:50 am on April 30 as a result of the conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.

It is also reported that the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had telephone conversations with the leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Mirzieev stressed the importance of resolving disputes exclusively by peaceful means.

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As a reminder, on the morning of April 29, there was an escalation on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border: there were fights, shootings, an explosion of the bridge. The dead and injured were reported.

As of 6 pm (Kyiv time), the Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have reached an agreement on a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of armed forces to their former locations.

It all began with a quarrel at a joint reservoir between residents of the two villages, which escalated into a clash with military intervention and the withdrawal of tanks to the border on April 17. The subject of the quarrel was the Main water distribution point. It is located near the source of the canals that replenish the Tortkul reservoir in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz began repairs at the water distribution point, but residents of the Tajik village of Khoja Alo protested and demanded the presence of their representatives at the repairs. There was a battle of words, as a result of which the work was stopped.

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