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Situation on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border remains tense

Situation on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border in Batken region remains tense. The Chairman of the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan Ularbek Sharsheev informed 24.kg news agency.

According to him, Ak-Sai-Tamdyk road is still blocked in two places — in Ak-Sai and Tort-Kocho.

«The road in Ak-Sai area is blocked by our citizens, in Tort-Kocho — by the Tajiks. We are negotiating with our Tajik colleagues. Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government in Batken region and heads of local government bodies are on the scene,» Ularbek Sharsheev said.

Recall, a conflict occurred on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border in Ak-Sai village of Batken region on March 13. According to preliminary data, citizens of Tajikistan wanted to hinder construction of Ak-Sai-Tamdyk road. Kyrgyz border guards prevented this. Residents of the Kyrgyz village also gathered there, people began to throw stones at each other. In the evening, the border guards managed to bring the conflict under control, but, after a while, the situation became tense again.