Mourning for victims of conflict with Tajikistan declared in Kyrgyzstan

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In Kyrgyzstan, May 1 and 2 are declared days of national mourning for those killed during a shootout on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, the corresponding decree was approved by the President of the Republic Sadyr Japarov.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz leader, during the days of national mourning throughout Kyrgyzstan, as well as on the buildings of diplomatic and consular offices abroad, the state flags of the republic will be lowered.

In addition, the Kyrgyz government, together with local self-government bodies, needs to take measures to provide assistance to the families of those killed and injured.

According to the edition, with reference to the Ministry of Health, a total of 154 people were injured in the conflict, of whom 31 died. 43 people were transferred to medical institutions in Bishkek.

The military conflict took place on April 29 on one of the sections of the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It was preceded by a conflict between local residents in the area of ​​the Golovnoy water distribution point, the ownership of which is disputed by both parties.

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have pulled additional military forces to the section of the border where the shootout took place. It was noted that five border posts were attacked, one of them was on fire.

By the evening, the parties agreed on a ceasefire from 17:00 Moscow time. They committed themselves to withdrawing forces to the places of their former deployment. But on April 30, the skirmish at the border resumed. Tajik security forces fired at the village of Kyzyl-Bel in the area bordering Kyrgyzstan.

Later it was reported that the parties decided to withdraw troops from the state border line.

The Tajik media reported about 90 injured and about 10 dead from the Tajik side, but so far there is no official confirmation of this information.