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Border conflict: Security forces take situation under control

Situation on Kyrgyzstan — Tajikistan border was completely taken under control by security forces. The First Deputy Head of Batken District Administration Taalaibek Ibraimov told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, the situation is stable, but Ak-Sai — Tamdyk road remains closed.

«There are no provocations. Shooting occurred at the border last night, one person was wounded. There are 50-60 local residents at the border from our side. Law enforcement officers ensure public order,» Taalaibek Ibraimov 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, 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.