Crossings reopened on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

The border has been closed since mid-January after incidents of cross-border gunfire between soldiers.

Crossings reopened on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kyrgyzstan and neighbor Tajikistan have seemingly solved a dispute that has left their border closed since January after the two nations decided to reopen the Karamyk and Bordobo crossings on Monday.

The crossings at Kulundu and Kairagach have also been reopened for residents of the region. Speaking to RFE/RL, Kyrgyz Border Service Chairman Raiymberdy Duishembiev said that while these four crossings have been opened, the remaining crossings will stay closed.

On January 11 a number of border guards were injured when Tajik and Kyrgyz soldiers opened fire on each other over Kyrgyz moves to build a highway on a disputed region. The gunfire forced the highway project to be suspended while a new commission attempts to solve the crisis.

Last Mod: 31 Mart 2014, 15:34
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