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An incident with the use of weapons occurred on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek section of the state border today, the press service of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security (SC National Security Committee) of the Kyrgyz Republic reports.
According to preliminary information, in the village of Deyres, Aksy district, Jalal-Abad region, several citizens of Kyrgyzstan tried to illegally smuggle cargo on horseback into the territory of Uzbekistan.
Being 500 meters from the state border line on the territory of Uzbekistan, they were discovered by the border guards of the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The smugglers did not obey the demands of the Uzbek border guards to stop.
“During the detention of civilians, a scuffle ensued. In order to save their lives and health, the border guards of Uzbekistan used weapons, as a result of which two citizens received gunshot wounds incompatible with life. The rest of the perpetrators managed to escape on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.