Tajikistan comments on shooting incident on border with Kyrgyzstan

According to the officials, the Kyrgyz military illegally crossed the border and attempted to steal 9 horses.

An exchange of fire took place on the border between the military of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on July 8 at 14:55. The conflict arose on the Rosrovut section of Devashtich district, Sughd Region, the press office of the border security troops of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan reported.

According to the officials, 4 Kyrgyz military illegally crossed the border of the Republic of Tajikistan and attempted to steal 9 horses that belonged to the local residents.

The border guards of Tajikistan immediately informed the Kyrgyz military about the border incursion. In response, they started to shoot the Kalashnikov assault rifles. In the exchange of fire, two trespassers were injured.

According to the Border Guard Service of Kyrgyzstan, it was a horse cavalry detachment moving through a predetermined course along the border in vicinity of the Naumin pass in Leilek district, Batken Region. It was the Tajik side that fired the first shot, the Kyrgyz officials said.

Now, the representatives of the two countries are at the scene of the shooting incident to clarify the circumstances of the border clash.

10 июл 2021, 15:19
Photo source: sputnik.tj

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