The local authorities of the Tajik northern Sughd province have confirmed that 19 Tajik citizens were killed and 87others were wounded during the April 28-29 at the Tajik-Kyrgyz border.

The Sughd administration press center says 3 million somonis (equivalent to 265,000 U.S. dollars) have been allocated to provide financial assistance to families of those killed or wounded in the recent unrest. 

Upon instruction from President Emomali Rahmon, Sughd Governor Rajabboy Ahmadzoda and Tajik Border Troops Commander Rajabali Rahmonzoda on May 5 visited the families of those killed in the border conflict.

They expressed condolences to the families and handed them financial assistance in the amount of 70,000 somonis (equivalent to 6,200 U.S. dollars).

The death toll from recent clashes at a disputed Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border has risen to 55, with hundreds of people injured and dozens of homes destroyed.