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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to conduct joint probe into border shootout

July 24, 2013, 14:36 UTC+3

An Uzbek serviceman was killed in the shootout

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BISHKEK, July 24 (Itar-Tass) - Military prosecutors of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will jointly look into the border incident earlier this week in which an Uzbek borderguard was killed.

"The agreement was reached at the talks between representatives of the border services of the two countries," the public relations department of Kyrgyzstan’s border service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

"We managed to reach an accord on conducting a probe into the causes and circumstances of the border incident," it said.

The conflict occurred near Kyrgyzstan's Jalalabad region on July 23. Shooting broke out between border patrol units of the two countries. An Uzbek serviceman was killed in the shootout.

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