Two citizens of Tajikistan were seriously injured during a shootout on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. Asia-Plus media outlet reports with reference to the Border Service of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The conflict occurred at about 18.00 on May 8 in Kumazor border area.
«The cause of the conflict is arbitrary appropriation of 4 hectares of land by citizens of Kyrgyzstan. These lands, according to regulatory legal acts, belong to Tajikistan. The border guards of Kyrgyzstan, instead of resolving the conflict, acted as provocateurs and opened fire towards the unarmed residents of Tajikistan. As a result, citizens Fazliddin Fozilov, born in 1983, and Aiemiddin Sharipov, born in 1971, were seriously injured,» the statement says.
Asia-Plus reports, citing Isfara City Hall, that a group of Kyrgyzstanis intended to sow corn on Tajik land.
The State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that border guards of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan unexpectedly opened mortar fire in the direction of the Kyrgyz border guards and citizens of Kyrgyzstan. As a result, three soldiers and one local resident were injured.