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Situation on Kyrgyz-Tajik border is stable - Border Service

As of July 25, the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik section of the state border is characterized as stable. The Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic (SCNS) reported.

In order to prevent escalation of the incident between Kyrgyz and Tajik citizens, which occurred in Dacha area of Batken district, Batken region, several meetings of border representatives, heads of law enforcement agencies and heads of local government bodies of the parties were held.

As a result of the meetings, it was decided to remove the roadblocks set up by the law enforcement agencies of the two sides — in Dacha area and in front of Khodjai-Aalo border post. The parties agreed to take measures to prevent conflict situations in the border areas, which could escalate into a border incident. Joint patrolling by units of territorial law enforcement agencies is planned.

Movement of vehicles was restored on the roads where roadblocks were previously set up, and explanatory work was carried out with the population of the border areas of the two states.

During the meeting the parties also considered the issue of investigation of the incident, identification of persons involved in it and the order of compensation for the damage caused.

The Tajik side expressed readiness to compensate for the damage caused to the car of the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry officer.

A meeting with participation of heads of law enforcement agencies of Batken region of Kyrgyzstan and Sughd region of Tajikistan was held on Tuesday at Kyzyl-Bel-Avtodorozhny border crossing point.

Recall, citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan started a fight on the Kyrgyz-Tajik section of the state border in Dacha area on Monday evening.

In order to prevent escalation of the conflict, an employee of the territorial unit of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs arrived at the site. However, when he was approaching the place of the incident, Tajik citizens — residents of Khojai-Aalo village — attacked him. He managed to drive away, but the Tajik citizens tried to beat him and also broke the rearview mirror of his car.