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Sep 14, 2022
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Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan staged a shootout

Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan staged a shootout

The incident with the use of firearms occurred on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. This was reported to RIA Novosti in the press service of the Kyrgyz border service of the State Committee for National Security.

The incident occurred in the area of ​​Bulak-Bashy in the Batken region of the region of the same name. As stated in Kyrgyzstan, during the patrol, their border detachment stumbled upon a unit of Tajikistan, which, contrary to the agreement, organized combat positions in the area.

“Ignoring the legitimate demands of the Kyrgyz side to leave the territory, the Tajik border guards opened fire. In response, the border guards of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan also used weapons. A skirmish began between border detachments, during which the Tajik side used mortars. As of 09:30 (06:30 Moscow time – ed.) on September 14, 2022, the shootout periodically starts and stops, ”the border department said.

It is reported that there are no dead or wounded from the Kyrgyz side. The head of the Batken border detachment left for the scene of the incident. Also, negotiations were held between the army leadership to prevent further escalation of the conflict.

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