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Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: 94 dead in clashes on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border


The Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clashes, the bloodiest in years, have claimed at least 94 dead in clashes.

On Wednesday, fighting between the two Central Asian nations erupted; a truce was negotiated on Friday.

The boundary between the two former Soviet republics is still up for debate and often breaks out in violence.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, urged the two nations to settle their disputes amicably.

A third of the 1,000 km (600 miles) shared between Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan’s border is under dispute.

Nearly 50 individuals were murdered in violence between the two nations in 2021 due to border clashes. However, the new violence has killed up to 100 people, almost tripling that number.

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Kyrgyzstan confirmed an additional 13 dead from the violence late on Sunday, bringing the country’s overall death toll to 59. More than 100 individuals have also sustained injuries, it was claimed.

According to Tajikistan, 35 of its nationals were murdered, and at least 20 were injured.

On Friday, the two sides agreed to a ceasefire under international pressure. Despite accusations of sporadic shelling afterward, it has generally been maintained.

According to the Kremlin, President Putin requested a de-escalation of hostilities in telephone conversations with the leaders of Tajikistan’s Emomali Rakhmon and Kyrgyzstan’s Sadyr Japarov on Sunday.

According to a Kremlin statement, Mr. Putin encouraged the two leaders to address the conflict “exclusively through peaceful, political, and diplomatic channels as quickly as feasible.”

Both sides have blamed for the violence.

Monday has been designated a national day of mourning in Kyrgyzstan for those murdered in the confrontations.


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