On the evening of January 27, in the village of Somoniyon, the city of Isfara, on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, a shootout began between the border guards of the two countries, about this writes Asia-Plus.
Both sides blame each other for starting the firefight. According to the source of the publication, the conflict began due to the fact that the citizens of Kyrgyzstan threw stones at the cars of citizens of Tajikistan in the village of Somonien.
24.kg with reference to the Kyrgyz border service informs, that the Tajik border guards unilaterally blocked a section of the Batken-Isfana road in the Tort-Kocho area of the Batken region. Residents of both countries have gathered in the border areas, they are held back by the military, the newspaper reports.
“In order to prevent the escalation of the conflict, the head of the Batken border detachment, Colonel Rustam Mirshakirov, and the head of the Border Guard Service, Colonel Kyyalbek Tolonbaev, left for the place. The border units deployed on this section of the border in the Batken region have been transferred to an enhanced mode of service,” the report says.
In the border villages, the evacuation of local residents began.
How informed Sputnik Kyrgyzstan Representative of the plenipotentiary in the Batken region Marifzhan Tulaev, the fire has been ceased from the Tajik side.