Kyrgyzstan says town, airport shelled by Tajik forces

Bishkek. Photo: Britannica. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BISHKEK, Sep 16, 2022, Reuters. Kyrgyzstan’s border guard service accused Tajik forces of shelling an airport in the town of Batken and adjacent areas with rocket artillery on Friday, a fresh escalation in the former Soviet republic’s border conflict, Reuters reported.

The two nations, both of which host Russian military bases, accused each other of attacks along the poorly demarcated and disputed border this week, which led to clashes killing at least three people and wounding dozens.

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