Kyrgyzstan evacuates over 2.7 thousand people from Tajik border

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The representative office of the Red Crescent in Kyrgyzstan reported that more than 2.7 thousand people were evacuated from the border conflict zone with Tajikistan on April 29. Recall that as a result of mortar shelling, some houses in the Batken region of the republic burned down, in addition, over 130 civilians were injured, 13 people were killed.

The conflict began on April 28 with the installation of a video camera by Tajiks on a pole near the disputed reservoir. The next day, in Bishkek, activists began to collect humanitarian aid for the victims and began to form volunteer units for the war with Tajikistan. Meanwhile, heavy equipment was being pulled into the area.

Bishkek and Dushanbe were able to agree on a ceasefire on the afternoon of April 29. Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov called the neighbors brothers and called for the settlement of the border conflict.