The number of Kyrgyz citizens injured during the conflict on the border with Tajikistan increased to 96 people. This was reported on April 29 by the 24.kg agency, referring to the coordinator of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health in the Batken region, Arzybek Borubekov.
He noted that 38 people were sent to medical institutions in Bishkek.
Earlier, the country’s Ministry of Health reported 84 injured and three dead, including a girl born in 2008.
On April 29, an armed clash began on the border of the republics between the military of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It was preceded by a conflict that occurred the day before between local residents in the area of the Golovnoy water distribution point, the ownership of which is disputed by the parties. The border service of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security accused Tajikistan of provoking the conflict.
It was also reported that on Thursday, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed on a ceasefire from 17:00 Moscow time. The parties committed themselves to withdrawing forces to the places of their former deployment.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan has launched a pre-trial investigation into clashes with shooting on the border with Tajikistan. The department is confident that the actions of Tajikistan indicate a planned provocation and aggression against the sovereignty and integrity of Kyrgyzstan.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow is studying the situation on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The UN said that it was watching the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border with concern and would welcome a ceasefire in the escalation zone.