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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 05:08 AM

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan violence: Deadly clash amid water dispute

At least 13 people have been killed, scores injured and 10,000 evacuated after a water dispute led to some of the worst clashes in years on a disputed Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border.

Clashes started on Wednesday when people from both sides hurled stones at each other after surveillance cameras were installed at a water facility.
The disputed area is around the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz figures on evacuations and casualties say a young girl is among the dead.

The governor of Batken said the two sides had agreed that the water surveillance equipment should be removed, but that Tajikistan then refused.


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Sun May 2, 2021, 12:36 PM

1. At least 46 killed, 100s injured, and 100 properties damaged or destroyed

The death toll from recent clashes at a disputed Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border has risen to 46, with hundreds of people injured and dozens of homes destroyed, officials say.

More than 100 properties - including schools, shops, border checkpoints and a police station - were burned down or vandalised in some of the worst fighting the region has seen in years, the Kyrgyz emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

As many as 10,000 people were evacuated after violence erupted in a disputed area around the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

While a ceasefire agreement came into force on Friday, there were reports that violence had continued in several villages.

The two sides reached another ceasefire agreement on Saturday evening, which appeared to be holding on Sunday.


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