Afghan citizens who had fled from the Taliban claimed asylum in Murghab district of Tajikistan.
On July 15, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan sent a note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan requesting to assist ethnic Kyrgyz who had fled their homes in Afghanistan in their unimpeded movement to the checkpoint on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the information about ethnic Kyrgyz from the Small Afghan Pamir who had crossed the border of Tajikistan was first received from the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Kabul on July 12.
Later, the Embassy contacted a representative of ethnic Kyrgyz and confirmed that the Afghan Kyrgyz were moving towards Kyzyl-Rabat village in Murghab district of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan.
They are 350 citizens of Afghanistan who claimed asylum in Murghab district of Tajikistan after they had fled from the Taliban (an organization banned in the Russian Federation).
According to the information provided, the situation along this section of the Tajik-Afghan border is stable and under control of the border troops of Tajikistan.