According to the source, the firefight included mortar fire and was initiated by the Kyrgyz side. The executive officers of both sides went to the scene of the incident.
The border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is more than 980 kilometers long, with many areas in dispute after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Since then, more than 663 kilometers were identified as part of the delimitation and process.
Clashes between local residents are frequent in disputed areas.