The Organization of Turkic States expresses 'grave concern about ongoing armed clashes' between Central Asian states.
Kyrgyzstan says its soldiers were returning fire after its outposts along the whole length of the border came under attack by Tajikistan, which hasn't commented on the allegation yet.
The Tajik side says Kyrgyz border guards have opened unprovoked gun and mortar fire on their outpost and that a border guard has been killed.
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The Organization of Turkic States has expressed concern over the situation, urging diplomatic negotiations between the two sides and an immediate cessation of armed clashes.
At least two Tajiks have been killed and 10 other citizens injured during one of the bloodiest escalations between the two countries recently.
Tehran is wary of destabilisation in Central Asia, which could pose a threat to its economic and national security.
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