CABAR.asia says that despite the end of the clashes, residents on the both sides of the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border still live in fear and dream of peace.  

In the latest border clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that occurred on September 14-17,   both sides reportedly lost over 100 people both military population and ordinary citizens.  During fierce armed confrontations, a lot of schools, mosques were destroyed in addition to the houses of civilians; administrative buildings were also attacked by fire, according to CABAR.asia.

According to border residents, the conflict started on September 14 between the Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards and subsided and flared up intermittently for three days.

The latest armed confrontation was the worst since April 2021, when over 50 citizens of both nations died during the armed hostilities.

The Tajik president’s official website said that during the recent conflict 85 houses were totally destroyed and over 180 families suffered in Isfara and Bobojon-Ghafourov districts.  According to the Sughd regional administration, 16 houses in Bobojon-Ghafourov district were razed to the ground, and 90 houses were partially damaged.  69 houses were reportedly destroyed in Isfara. 

According to CABAR.asia, Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Emergency reported 640 destroyed houses, 423 of which were beyond repair, and 217 needed repair on the Kyrgyz side.

The governments of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan promised to repair the damaged houses of border villagers who suffered during the conflict.

During September clashes, not only residential houses were damaged. CABAR.asia says that according to the Ministry of Education of Kyrgyzstan, nine schools and one kindergarten were damaged in Batken district.  In educational institutions, buildings, roofs were damaged, windows were broken.  All pupils of the damaged schools were reportedly transferred to schools in neighboring villages.

            In Tajikistan, School No. 64 of Somonien village, Chorkukh jamoat, was reportedly destroyed.

The authorities of Tajikistan promised to build the new educational institution in the shortest time.  Local residents hope the school will be built in peace and tranquility.