According to authorities, the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and also stated the local people, clashed. The mutual fires keep going at several points on the border line.
Local authorities defined the crisis in strict terms. The situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border is out of control. Marufkhan Tulayev, vice president of the south Batken region of Kyrgyzstan, told Interfax news agency that “the soldiers are shooting.”
Kyrgyz security services said that the Tajik Interior Ministry troops used mortars, machine guns, and automatic rifles in the combat.
Tajik security agencies accused the Kyrgyz troops of shooting the border personnel of Tajikistan near a strategically important irrigation water distribution facility.
According to AKI PRESS, the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz National Security Committee said Tajik forces attacked five border posts in Kyrgyzstan.
There are several problems between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan regarding the water resources in Kyrgyzstan and the dams on these water resources.
Both sides allegedly deployed more troops to the border line, including tanks and armoured vehicles.
House of Kyrgyz villager allegedly burned by Tajikistan villagers: