34 Kyrgyz citizens were killed after an attack by Tajik troops and armed militants. 178 people received various injuries according to Kyrgyzstan Healthcare Ministry.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erkebek Ashirkhodjaev officially announced the death of 12-year-old Madina in the Leilek region, as well as the death of 25 people as a result of mortar attacks by the Tajik military. “We are collecting evidence of the use of military weapons by Tajikistan,” Ashirkhodzhaev said.
The National Security Service of Kyrgyzstan has published a photo of a fired air missile found in a residential house in Ortoboz village, Batken province. The missile did not explode, thus sparing the residents. On April 29, Tajik troops launched a Mi-24 helicopter air strike in Tort-Kocha and Chyr-Dobo areas of Batken province.
Human Rights Watch says heavy military weapons have been used on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border injuring civilians.
Kyrgyz-Tajik border conflict began on April 28. In order to prevent further escalation of the conflict, the Kyrgyz armed forces did not attack, but took a defensive position. More than 33,000 Kyrgyz civilians were evacuated on May 29-30 as a result of an intensive attack by the Tajik troops. About 20,000 of them are children.
According to official estimates on May 3, more than a hundred social infrastructure facilities were destroyed in Batken province. They are 78 houses, two secondary schools, a first-aid post, 10 gas stations, 8 shops and a police building.
Currently, there is a ceasefire on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. But there is still tension and fear among the people. Kyrgyz lawyers are preparing to file a war crime case against Tajik authorities at international courts.