Unrest in disupted area causes closures of some Kyrgyz-Tajik border crossings

Posted on December 19, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Border Crossings, Public Unrest

According to rferl.org, several roads along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border remain closed after an alleged arson attack destroyed a teahouse belonging to a Kyrgyz citizen in a disputed area. On December 19, Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Tokon Mamytov went to the area to join negotiations between local Kyrgyz and Tajik officials in Tajikistan’s Isfara district. The incident took place on December 17, one day after Tajik border guards released two Kyrgyz citizens detained on December 15 for allegedly crossing the border illegally. Read article

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