The number of servicemen wounded in the latest gunfire along the volatile Tajik-Kyrgyz border has risen to three.

A source within Vorukh jamoat told Asia-Plus Friday (June 3) afternoon that a Tajik border guard was also wounded in a shootout that broke out between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards along the contested segment of the mutual border.    

According to him, the border guard’s condition is assessed as moderate.  “He was taken to a hospital, where doctors provided him with the necessary medical care,” the source added.  

He further noted that the current situation along the Tajik-Kyrgyz border is stable, “but tension persists.” 

Recall, Kyrgyz media reports said two Kyrgyz border guards had been wounded in the gunfire, adding that one of them was in serious condition.