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Border conflict: Kyrgyzstani in grave condition

Condition of a Kyrgyz citizen injured during a conflict on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border is grave. The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan informed 24.kg news agency.

The man was reportedly operated, he is in an intensive care unit now.

«The condition of the wounded is severe; he has a chest wound. The patient is on the ventilator, but he is conscious,» the Ministry of Health told.

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, and the 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.