Kyrgyzstan announces increase in death toll during conflict with Tajikistan

The death toll in the Kyrgyz-Tajik conflict has increased to 59. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan.

According to the department, the number of victims has increased to 144.

Recall that the situation on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan escalated on September 14th. Skirmishes began between the military of both countries.

The authorities of Kyrgyzstan evacuated more than 136 thousand people from the combat zone on the border. People were taken out of the Batken and Osh regions of the republic.

In Tajikistan, on September 17, it was reported that the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan had fired at the Sarkhadchi checkpoint. border detachment “Lakhsh”. And in Kyrgyzstan, they said that Tajik servicemen opened mortar fire on the village of Dostuk in the Batken region.

Earlier, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry announced its intention to resolve disputes with Tajikistan exclusively by peaceful means.

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