The agreement to demarcate the contested borders was approved by both parliaments last year after three decades of talks.
"Twenty-four bodies have been brought into the health establishments in the Batken region," says Kyrgyz Health Ministry, adding clashes wounded 87 others. Tajikistan has not released details of its casualties.
The Organization of Turkic States expresses 'grave concern about ongoing armed clashes' between Central Asian states.
About 1,300 candidates from 21 political parties are contesting 90 parliamentary seats in Sunday's vote as tensions rise in the country after 15 people detained over an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
The detained were part of a plan to get "1,000 aggressive young people" to protest the results of Sunday's parliamentary vote, the state committee for national security said.
State Committee for National Security chairman Tashiev said that the personnel that will use the Turkish drones are in Turkey for their training.
At least one person was killed in cross-border shelling between the two Central Asian republics over a water reservoir and pumping station located on the Isfara river, which both countries claim as their own.
Kyrgyz presidents will now be able to run for office for a second time, reversing the single-term limit imposed on leaders during an overhaul of the basic law in 2010.
The 52-year-old politician won almost 80% of vote in Central Asian nation, preliminary results cited by Central Election Commission showed, meaning there will be no run-off.
Interim Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov, a Kyrgyz nationalist, took temporary control of the presidency after the country's parliament voted to end a state of emergency imposed by its ousted president.
Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov assumes presidential powers after resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Parliament speaker Kanatbek Isayev.
The move could be a formality but, if the vote to elect Sadyr Japarov as Prime Minister of Kyrgyztan fails, it could further deepen the political crisis in a strategically located country.
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