Kyrgyzstan declares dead in shelling from Uzbekistan

In Bishkek, they said that Uzbek border guards shot dead three citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Representatives of the two countries held a meeting, an investigation was launched. Tashkent has not yet commented on the situation

Uzbek border guards shot dead three citizens of Kyrgyzstan, 24.kg reported citing the Kyrgyz border service.

According to the agency, the incident occurred on May 5 at the border of the two countries— in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan in the area of ​​Dobo-Korgon. “Three Kyrgyzstanis received gunshot wounds, they were taken to the hospital in Ala-Buka district. There they died without regaining consciousness, — the service said.

Border representatives of the two countries held a meeting to clarify the circumstances of the incident and agreed to continue contacts. The agency announced the start of investigative measures and did not provide other details.

The Uzbek side has not yet commented on the situation.

A similar incident at the border occurred a month ago— in the village of Deyres, Jalal-Abad region. According to the Kyrgyz border service, several citizens of Kyrgyzstan tried to illegally smuggle cargo into Uzbekistan on horseback, the total cost of smuggling was $20,000. They did not obey the orders to stop, and the Uzbek border guards opened fire. As a result, two people died.

In 2017, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on the delimitation of 85% of the state border line, its total length is 1378 km. In March 2021, the Kyrgyz side stated that Tashkent and Bishkek “resolved all border issues 100%”.

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Since the beginning of 2022, several shooting incidents have occurred between the border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The parties agreed to withdraw the border guards and began negotiations.

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