Kyrgyzstan withdraws troops from border with Tajikistan following multiple skirmishes

Kyrgyzstan withdraws troops from border with Tajikistan following multiple skirmishes Credit: Collab Media/Shutterstock.com

Kyrgyzstan’s Border Service reported the withdrawal of its troops from  the border with Tajikistan on Sunday, September 18.

According to the Kyrgyzstan Border Service, the decision to withdraw its troops from the Tajikistan border came after the two countries’ law enforcement agencies “are ensuring public order in border areas and are carrying out joint patrolling” of the road connecting the Tajik cities of Khudzhand and Kanibadam and 

The Border Service of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security stated:

“Under the existing agreements, additional forces and weapons are being withdrawn from the state border to the places of their permanent deployment.”

It also said that as of 10.pm local time the situation at the border sections in the Batken and Osh regions “continues to be tense with a tendency toward stabilisation.”

The news follows reports of the military of Tajikistan allegedly seizing an administrative building in Kyrgyzstan, as reported on Friday, September 16.

Video footage showing the military of Tajikistan allegedly seizing an administrative building in Kyrgyzstan was shared on Twitter:

“It is being reported that the #Tajik military allegedly seized an administrative building on the territory of #Kyrgyzstan.”

The news came after the Kyrgyzstan parliament reportedly held an emergency session after fighting with Tajikistan continues, as reported on Friday, September 16.

The Kyrgyz parliament holds an emergency session to discuss the military escalation on the border with Tajikistan.”

“Tajik border guards: a soldier was killed and 3 others were wounded as a result of the Kyrgyz shelling on the Tajik border posts.”

“#Kyrgyzstan and #Tajikistan have agreed to a cease-fire on the border, but residents of border areas report that shelling continues.”

Further videos of escalating tensions were published on Twitter:


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