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Kyrgyzstan’s death toll in conflict with Tajikistan climbs to 33 - health ministry

Baku, May 2, AZERTAC

The number of Kyrgyz citizens killed in the armed conflict on the border with Tajikistan has grown to 33, the republic’s Ministry of Health and Social Development reported, according to TASS.

"Thirty-three deaths have been registered," a spokesperson for the ministry said. According to her, more than 120 Kyrgyz citizens have been injured in the clashes.

Earlier, the health ministry reported 31 deaths.

The bulk of those injured are civilians. The patients in serious and grave condition are rushed to hospitals in the capital. Some 50 people have been sent to Bishkek.

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