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Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured In Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Escalation (VIDEOS)

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Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured In Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Escalation (VIDEOS)

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On April 29th, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan blamed each other for cross-border shelling and clashes that left dozens dead and injured in a conflict over water.

The conflict began on April 28th.

Tensions along the border in the two Central Asian countries is not uncommon.

Troops from the two countries exchanged gunfire for most of the day around a water supply facility near the village of Kok-Tash in western Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan.

Initially, Kyrgyzstan said that at least 13 were killed in clashes along a disputed segment of its border with Tajikistan before a cease-fire was announced by both sides.

Kyrgyzstan’s Health Ministry said on April 30 that 134 people were also injured in the clashes, which started after residents on both sides of the border started throwing stones at each other.

Early on, Tajikistan made fewer statements as fighting raged, and its national security committee said that two people had been admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds, one of whom was in a serious condition.

The situation rapidly escalated, leading to Kyrgyz and Tajik forces exchanging gunfire in the Leylek district of Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Batken region.

Late on April 29, the two countries’ foreign ministries announced they had agreed to a cease-fire and would pull back troops while resolving the conflict through diplomacy.

Kyrgyzstan’s foreign ministry said a “complete ceasefire” had been agreed from 8pm local time (14:00 GMT), with military forces returning to bases. Tajikistan did not immediately release an official statement on the agreement.

Local authorities in the Batken region said 13,500 Kyrgyz were also evacuated from villages along the border.

Kyrgyz police in the Batken region blamed Tajik citizens for the escalation, saying they started shooting at a military unit located in the village of Kok-Tash, while gunfire was also reported from the Tajik side near the Kyrgyz village of Ak-Sai.

Tajikistan’s Border Guard Service rejected the Kyrgyz account, saying that Kyrgyz military personnel were the first to shoot when they opened fire at Tajik border units near the Golovnoi water distribution center, located in territory that Tajik authorities claim jurisdiction over.

In Kyrgyzstan, during the conflict with Tajikistan, several dozen buildings burned down, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the republic told RIA Novosti.

All destruction occurred in the Batken region’s Leilek district, where two houses were destroyed in the village of Kulundu and ten in the village of Maksat, as well as a school.

“In Batken region there are nine residential buildings, ten gas stations, two restaurants, eight shops, one building of a former casino and one frontier post. In the village of Ak-Sai, the building of the fire and rescue unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations caught fire,” the ministry added.

Despite the ceasefire, Tajiks took the head of a Kyrgyz village hostage, the press service of the Batken district police department said.

Military equipment of Tajikistan is driving around the village of Borborduk, Zhany-Zhersky ayil okmotu of the Leilek region. The military of the Republic of Tatarstan occupied the houses of the Kyrgyz people at the “Residential House” section of the International village. The head of the village went to the area to clarify the information that two Kyrgyz citizens died not far from the place – at that moment he was taken hostage by citizens of Tajikistan, the police department reported.

A case was opened under Article 380 “Crimes against Peace” of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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43 comments

  1. Proud Hindu says:

    Instead they should fight the Chinese and Russian @$$holes.Both Chinese and Russians are weak declining power suffering from population decline.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      Instead they should fight the CIA and MI6 @$$holes.Both Americants and Limeys are weak declining power suffering from population decline/replacement.
      Fixed it Shlomo 🤗

    2. We need a Soviet Reunion, but take out the Jews of power so they don’t enslave them again like last time, that’s why it collapsed, because of inside treachery

      1. Supreme Blyat says:

        The only way that could happen would be under Chinese leadership

        1. So you’re saying China should annex Russia?

          1. Supreme Blyat says:

            No, China is smart enough to take over the ex Soviet space with investitions and debt, like they are already doing on all continents. Russia still ‘annex’ small territories because they don’t have the economic power. It will be a bigger Eurasian Union.

          2. China could take over the Central Asian -stan countries, with the economic debt trap, like it did with Pakistan, a Chinese colony now

          3. Supreme Blyat says:

            They are already doing it, Mongolia, Stans, South China Sea region, Africa, and Russia already gave Huawei the green light to build the future 5G country network… That’s a huge national strategic giveaway. Iran had no choice but Russia… :|

          4. Far Right says:

            China will anex Siberia because of the rising Han population. Putin is weak

          5. Lone Ranger says:

            In a CIA funded disney movie for sure…

    3. cechas vodobenikov says:

      weak Dalit need 22 tonnes humanitarian aid from Russia yesterday—now beg more from China…soon dalit need help from Pakistan

    4. Far Right says:

      Yeah I agree. India needs to secure its water from China though otherwise the Commies will try and control you.

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        Like the DNC does with the U.S…

  2. Lone Ranger says:

    Another CIA hotspot in the making…
    If these countries want peace they should first shoot their “western” advisers.
    All of them are CIA, MI6, Mossad.

    1. Far Right says:

      Ahhh these countries use Chinese and Russian advisors. Please leave the west we don’t want your kind here.

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        Nice try Shlomo.
        Don’t forget to slurp your matzoball soup before it gets cold.
        Better luck next time Trollstoy…

  3. Lazy Gamer says:

    Soviet administration seems inefficient as state borders were not firmly fixed.

    1. Supreme Blyat says:

      That’s all empires strategy, to mix smaller trybes and encourage hate between them.

      1. cechas vodobenikov says:

        gypsy blyat tribe not hated in amerika—not allowed, except in homosexual village

      2. Captain Freedom says:

        On the contrary, Moscow was the duct tape that held them together

        1. Supreme Blyat says:

          Low quality duct tape

          1. Captain Freedom says:

            NO. Tape made of Stalinium. But someone found the tiny spot where you can grab it and pull it out.

          2. Supreme Blyat says:

            They didn’t put enough then.

          3. Captain Freedom says:

            Don’t matter how much, theres always this spot.

    2. cechas vodobenikov says:

      they don’t teach English in your village?
      unresolved borders ubiquitous in Latin amerikan, asian, African continents—obviously due to “inefficient” US imperialism

    3. Captain Freedom says:

      It worked perfectly fine as long as the USSR existed, just like with Chechnya, Karabakh, Georgia, Ukraine,…. everyone lived peaceful. Note that all those meaningless ethnic conflicts started in the late 80s.
      The bolsheviks made a mistake when they drew the borderlines and granted the republics too much autonomy and individuality. They should have dissolved fake countries like Ukraine and Belarus completely and assimilated them into the rest of Russia. Same with Kyrgyzstan, they can’t manage themselves, they don’t work, they achieve nothing by themselves.

  4. mhtsaropinigitakis says:

    another war starting?… this time Turks vs Turks??

    1. No, Turks vs Persians, Tajiks aren’t Turkic like Kyrgyz, learn ethnicities!

      1. mhtsaropinigitakis says:

        i see! i thought all the STANS were gipsyturks

        1. Yes all *except* one, but they all belong in Mongolia

          1. Ali says:

            2 actually. You left out Afghanistan. They have 2 major languages. Persian and Pashto. Which are both Iranic. Some could even put Uzbaks in there too. They’re Turkic with a large persian speaking population.

    2. Rhodium 10 says:

      there will be no war because Russia has bases and troops deployed in both countries….otherwise Sultan Erdogan would be sending military aid to his ” Turkish brother” Kyrgyz…

  5. Kyrgyz is Turkic, Tajik is Iranic, I think the choice is clear already

    1. Far Right says:

      Ahhh I thought they were all Turkic. Interesting

      1. Ali says:

        “Tajik” is a word the Chinese used back in the day which literally means “Iranian”. Their Persian accent sounds about 95 percent identical to what we speak. It sounds even closer to us than the Afghani accent because the Afghans have another major language called Pashto which is also Iranic.

  6. hvaiallverden says:

    Yeah, why am I not the slightest surprised, and this is going to be wurse, of course, the Turds are expanding and this, Russian Hurrah patriots is because of Russians backing Turds, and we all know whom cooperates with the Turds, the Joos, and when thos two are in it, Russia wont lift an finger.
    Yup, and Trukmenistan is backing whom, huh, Kyrgos.

    But hey, Faker and MoA certainly have an explanation, it must be the Nazis, right Foreman Mao of Alabama and Faker.

    peace

    1. cechas vodobenikov says:

      CIA schlyha on LSD—no rehab available in Tennessee village?

  7. Tommy Jensen says:

    Its obvious none of these countries are able to control themselves, and China and Russia cannot make peace. Therefore global American leadership is necessary to protect the innocent civil population against their rough government regimes.

    1. cechas vodobenikov says:

      Jenny tension need more LGBT leadership in Chicago ghetto

  8. Voldemort says:

    CSTO is the best military bloc ever

  9. WesternCovid Vaccine says:

    More Trouble for Putin go China grab Putin by throat.

    1. cechas vodobenikov says:

      CIA blood clot at SF more confused after jab from boyfriend

  10. cechas vodobenikov says:

    LGBT CIA probation failing

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