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[04.11.23] Kyrgyz Border Post Attacked from the Uzbek Side

A Kyrgyz border post on the Osh Oblast frontier with Uzbekistan was assaulted on 3 November with by unidentified persons on the Uzbek side throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails. Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry said the incident occurred late at night, adding that the Kyrgyz border guards did not attempt to fire on the attackers. There have been sharp exchanges between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek authorities over the use of firearms by border guards since an Uzbek guard shot and killed a Kyrgyz citizen in July.
Kyrgyzinfo/MSN/RIA-Novosti, November 04, 2003

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