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The conflict broke out late on Monday evening between local villagers and Kyrgyz border guards over Kyrgyzstan’s resumption of building a bridge in the disputed area, the republican border service said. A verbal duel ended in Kyrgyz border guards’ shooting. “Our servicemen did not open gunfire,” Tajik border service said.
Meanwhile, Kyrgyz border service said that republican border guards demanded dismantlement of a bridge should be stopped and a new border checkpoint which Tajik border guards sought to place at a non-established state border section should be removed. In retaliation Tajik servicemen opened mortar fire on Kyrgyz border guards.
Tajik expert community linked border incidents which became more frequent between two neighbouring countries with protracted delimitation of disputed border sections and the existence of national enclaves in two neighbouring republics. An inter-governmental Tajik-Kyrgyz committee, which was set up in January after a major upsurge of violence in this region to settle territorial disputes, defused this conflict only for some time, Tajik independent experts believed. Only two-thirds of a more than 900 kilometre Tajik-Kyrgyz border has been delimitated so far.