Targeted Groups
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Genocide Stage(s)
  • Tajiks 

  •  Kyrgyz

  • Tajik Military and Vigilantes

  •  Kyrgyz Border Police and Mobs

Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 7: Preparation
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Radio Free Liberty/Europe Tajik and Kyrgyz


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.

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Understanding the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict

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Deadly Border Conflict Promises To Change How Kyrgyz, Tajiks See One Another And Their Leaders

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Tempers flaring as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan come to deadly blows