Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree ceasefire after clashes kill two

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Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan said Friday they had agreed a ceasefire after shootouts at their contested border left two Tajik citizens dead. The violence that broke out Thursday evening and continued into the night was the bloodiest escalation between the countries since deadly clashes last year. Kyrgyz and Tajik frontier communities regularly clash over land and water supplies, with border guards often drawn into the conflicts. As a result of the latest conflict, “10 people were injured on the Tajik side, of which six were servicemen and four were civilians,” Tajikistan’s national security commi…

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