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Kyrgyz Farmer Shot On Uzbek Border

BATKEN -- A Kyrgyz citizen was wounded in a shooting incident on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border on September 28, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Tashtemir Eshaliev, who heads Kyrgyzstan's Batken Oblast Defense and Security Department, told RFE/RL the incident took place near the village of Kaitpas in the Kadamjai district when an Uzbek border guard shot at Almaz Joroev, who said he mistakenly crossed the border while searching for missing cattle.

Joroev was hospitalized and underwent surgery. His condition is said to be satisfactory. He said the Uzbek border guard did not warn him before opening fire.

Eshaliev told RFE/RL the incident is being investigated.

compiled from agency reports