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SARYAGHASH, Kazakhstan -- Two Kazakhs have been wounded in a shooting incident on Kazakhstan's southern border with Uzbekistan, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Kazakh Border Guard officials speaking on condition of anonymity told RFE/RL that a Kazakh border guard opened fire on June 17 at two men near the Darkhan border crossing.

They said the men, who are both Kazakh citizens, were wounded and taken to a hospital in the village of Akzhol.

No further details were available. It is not clear why the border guard opened fire.

Kazakhstan announced on June 17 that it would no longer allow ethnic Uzbeks with Kyrgyz passports to enter the country.