Frontier posts on Uzbek-Kyrgyz border to be closed until situation stabilizes
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.8 / Trend, J.Nasibova/
Frontier posts on Uzbek-Kyrgyz border in Batken region will be closed until the situation became stable, KyrTAG reported on Tuesday with reference to spokesman of the Kyrgyz border services, Gulmira Borubayeva.
"Frontier posts on Uzbek-Kyrgyz border in Batken region are temporary closed due to the incident that took place on Jan.6, 2013", Borubayeva underlined.
The incident took place when a large group of residents from the Uzbek village of Khushyar attacked Kyrgyz frontier guards who were installing supports for electricity transmission lines in Kyrgyzstan's Batken region on Sunday. The villagers tried to seize firearms from the frontier guards, injuring some in the process.
According to the Uzbek side, the conflict on Uzbek-Kyrgyz border was provoked by Kyrgyz frontier guards.