The death toll of Kyrgyz citizens in the Gita border conflict has risen to 31 and 154 people have been injured, Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Health Minister Aliza Soltunbekova said at a press conference on April 30, Russian satellite news agency RIA Novaya Gazprom reported.
“The number of injured citizens in the Gita border conflict rose to 154 and 31 people died,” Soltunbekova said. She also said 121 of the wounded were civilians.
Kyrgyzstan’s 24.kg news agency reported on April 30, citing the government’s plenipotentiary in Batken state, that fighting on Kyrgyzstan’s border with Tajikistan had completely ceased.
Omorbeko Suwanaliyev, Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Government in Batken State, said that the exchange of fire on Kyrgyzstan’s border with Tajikistan had been completely stopped and equipment and heavy weapons had been withdrawn to their original positions. But he added: “However, it is too early to say that the situation has been completely stabilized.” The impact of military conflict is very serious. ”
On 29 April, clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the border turned into a military armed confrontation between the two countries. The clashes between the border guards of the two countries lasted more than six hours.
The bloodshed injured more than 150 people on both sides and left 20 dead. On the evening of 29 April, the two sides reached an agreement on a ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from the border.