According to information on the Tajik MFA’s official website on October 8, Tajik Deputy Foreign Minister, Sodiq Imomi, speaking at a consultative meeting of deputy foreign ministers from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member nations in Yerevan, Armenia, noted on October 7 that 59 nationals of Tajikistan were killed and 234 others were injured in clashes along the Tajik-Kyrgyz border on September 14-17.

“296 civil infrastructure facilities, including three schools, two medical facilities and three mosques were destroyed,” he was cited as saying.

This information was posted on the Tajik MFA’s official website on October 8, but for unknown reason the information about losses of the Tajik side was removed from the website after a while, and in the updated text, all that remains is that “Imomi provided his colleagues with detailed information on the consequences of the military aggression pre-planned by Kyrgyzstan against Tajikistan.”  

The Tajik MFA has declined to comment on the reason for removing that information from the website. 

Meanwhile, speaking at the meeting, Kyrgyzstan’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nouran Niyazaliyev, called on the meeting participants to launch the CSTO mechanisms that would allow preventing armed conflicts between the Organization member nations. 

Belarusian news agency BelTA says the meeting took place on October 6-7 and its participants discussed a wide range of issues related to international and regional security, with a focus on the upcoming meetings of the CSTO statutory bodies, including the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council.