A burnt out vehicle along the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021. Photo: Reuters
A burnt out vehicle along the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021. Photo: Reuters

2 reported killed in clashes between Kyrgyz, Tajik border guards on eve of security meeting

  • Clashes came a day after new fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan raised fears of instability spreading to other parts of the former Soviet Union
  • Both nations are allied with Russia and host Russian military bases, but fighting over border issues is frequent and last year almost resulted in war

A burnt out vehicle along the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021. Photo: Reuters
A burnt out vehicle along the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021. Photo: Reuters
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