Today, at approximately 17:20 local time, a group of unknown Kyrgyz citizens in the amount of fifty people from among the residents of the village council of Aksai of the Batken region forcibly stopped on a bridge near the settlement of Khojai-Alo the car of the Porter brand of a Tajik citizen, transporting sand, and moving through the Tajik territory from the settlement of Khojai-Alo to the settlement of Somoniyon of Isfara district, reported the Press Center of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan.
In order to prevent such illegal actions of Kyrgyz citizens, a meeting was scheduled at the level of representatives of local authorities and law enforcement agencies of the city of Isfara of the Sughd region of Tajikistan.
However, the Kyrgyz side did not come to the meeting. Instead, at about 18:10 local time, the Kyrgyz border guards, who had taken up firing positions along the perimeter of the pass bridge (275 meters), opened fire from the existing small arms on Tajik civilians. Until now, the arrival of fire from the Kyrgyz Republic is rapidly gaining momentum. There are casualties among Tajik civilians and border guards.
There is a relocation of individual paramilitary units and subunits, as well as military equipment to the border areas of the Batken region.
At the moment, intensive fire is being conducted from the Kyrgyz side in the Tajik direction on local residents, vehicles and various infrastructure facilities. Border outposts are fired from mortars.
Flights of unmanned aerial vehicles with violation of the airspace of Tajikistan were recorded.
Currently, in order to hide its illegal actions, the Kyrgyz side is actively processing massive fake and false information in the media and various Internet resources.