In Tajikistan, they said that the Kyrgyz military opened fire on the Tajik border guards

In Dushanbe, they noted that they assess the actions of the Kyrgyz side as a violation of bilateral agreements with Tajikistan.

Kyrgyz soldiers opened fire in the direction of the border guards of Tajikistan, the press center of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) said on Thursday) Tajikistan.

“On April 29, 2021, at 13:05, at the site of the water distribution point “Golovnoy located in the upper reaches of the Isfara River, the Kyrgyz Republic’s servicemen opened fire on the servicemen of the Border Troops of the Republic of Tajikistan,” the report says.

As noted in the report, Dushanbe assesses the actions of the Kyrgyz side as a violation of bilateral agreements with Tajikistan. It is noted that in accordance with the maps of 1924-1927, as well as 1989, “this object (the water distribution point “Golovnoy” that caused the conflict) is wholly owned by the Republic of Tajikistan and since 1968 has been used for irrigation and water supply in the border areas of the Republics of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.”

Later, the SCNS reported that two citizens of Tajikistan received gunshot wounds due to the conflict that occurred between residents of the border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

According to the ministry, as a result, one citizen of Tajikistan was wounded in the head; he was taken to the central hospital of the city of Isfara, the condition of the victim is assessed as serious. The GKNB added that a little later, another citizen of the republic was wounded. He was hospitalized with multiple wounds to his arm and leg.

The length of the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is about 980 km; after the collapse of the Soviet Union, dozens of disputed sections remained on it. At present, about 580 km of the borderline has already been described in the delimitation and demarcation of the border. The last meeting of the demarcation commission was held in March 2021, and the delegations were headed by the chairmen of the State National Security Committees of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

In some areas, disputes and conflicts arise from time to time between residents of the border areas, particularly in the Isfara district of the Sughd region of Tajikistan.

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