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Tajik Military and Vigilantes
Kyrgyz Border Police and Mobs
Radio Free Liberty/Europe Tajik and Kyrgyz
Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 7: Preparation
Violent clashes along the contested border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan were reported in April 2021. Tajik and Kyrgyz mobs attacked one another and destroyed each other's property. Tajik military reportedly used mortars and attack helicopters on Kyrgyz civilians.
Deadly Border Conflict Promises To Change How Kyrgyz, Tajiks See One Another And Their Leaders
Tempers flaring as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan come to deadly blows