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2 Kyrgyz citizens killed, one Kazakh border guard wounded on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.

Two Kyrgyz citizens were killed and one Kazakh border guard received serious gunshot wound in the result of shootout on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border, said Kazakh Border Service Deputy Director Amangheldy Abylkanov at the press conference today."The border detachment found a group of the state border intruders on July 13 in between 4.00 and 5.00 pm," Abylkanov said.The Kyrgyz citizens were driving a flock of horses from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan using the mountainous paths, he explained.The border intruders offered armed resistance to Kazakh border guards when asked to stop and to show their identity documents. The gunfire was opened, in the result one border guard was wounded. The Kazakh border guards had to use weapon. 2 citizens were shot to death, one was detained in the result.The wounded border guard's health condition is critical.Abylkanov said the detained Kyrgyz citizen confessed that they crossed the border illegally and opened the gunfire first. 3 weapons and 20 horses were seized from the border intruders.The Kazakh border guards detained 5 border intruders driving 400 heads of cattle from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan yesterday 15 to the west of the armed conflict. The intruders had 2 rifled weapons with optical trackers, Abylkanov said.

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Date:Jul 14, 2010
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