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As a result of a skirmish on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border in the Batken region on April 12, 644 local residents were evacuated from the region, 345 of them children. This was reported in the press service of the embassy of the Batken region.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations deployed 13 temporary points in Batken region for 1,700 places.
Also, according to the Turmush publication , in addition to the evacuees, more than 17 thousand people left their homes and went to their relatives.
According to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Batken region, on the morning of April 13, the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border is characterized as stable. The night passed without incident.
On April 13, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported that two people were injured as a result of a shootout at the border – a border guard and a civilian.
“The border guard was operated on, his health condition is moderate. The second victim was sent for outpatient treatment immediately after the provision of primary medical care,” the ministry said.