14 houses destroyed in Tajikistan during conflict with Kyrgyzstan

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During the conflict on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, at least 14 houses were destroyed in the Tajik border town of Isfara, the press center of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CES) under the government of Tajikistan reports.

The committee is conducting a survey of the damaged houses to assess the damage.

“According to preliminary data, as a result of the military conflict on the territory of three village councils of the city of Isfara, 14 residential buildings were completely destroyed, two houses and one auxiliary structure were partially damaged,” the message says.

During the conflict, a school building and a residential building in the village of Ovchikalacha were partially damaged. 15 thousand local residents were evacuated to safe places, now they have already been returned home.

The conflict between residents of the border regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on April 29 resulted in an armed confrontation between the military of the two states. Clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik border guards lasted for over six hours. About 50 people were killed on both sides, 200 were injured.