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Invasion of Kyrgyzstan: Emergency situation introduced in Batken region

An emergency situation regime was introduced in Batken region based on the order of the head of the Civil Protection, authorized representative Abdikarim Alimbaev dated September 16, 2022. Press center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

The decision was made in connection with the registered conflict with the use of weapons in the border regions of Kyrgyzstan with Tajikistan. The emergency situation was introduced to ensure the safety of citizens in the hotbeds of conflict, carry out work on the evacuation and resettlement of the population, prevent the death of people and mobilize the relevant forces.

Shooting began at several sites of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the morning of September 16. Settlements in Leilek and Batken district came under fire. The Ministry of Health reported 103 victims, 24 people were killed. As a result of the armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, residents of seven villages in Batken and Leilek districts, as well as Dzhekendi village in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, left their homes.

Presidents Sadyr Japarov and Emomali Rahmon agreed to ceasefire. But, according to the latest data from the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan, the Tajik side violated the agreements again.

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