Two killed, several wounded in Kyrgyz-Tajik border clashes – World

BISHKEK/DUSHANBE (Reuters) – Two Tajik man have been shot dead and several Tajiks and Kyrgyz wounded in border clashes triggered by a dispute over road construction in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Batken province, authorities on both sides said on Thursday.

The clashes started on Wednesday and continued on Thursday after the Kyrgyz authorities attempted to restart work on a road project which crosses Vorukh, an exclave of about 30,000 ethnic Tajiks, in the Ferghana Valley.

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