2021 Kyrgyzstan–Tajikistan clashes

2021 conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

A border conflict happened between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from 28 April to 1 May 2021. The conflict began because of an old water dispute between the two Central Asian countries.[2][3] At least 46 people were killed in the events and more than 30,000 civilians were displaced.

2021 Kyrgyzstan–Tajikistan conflict
Part of the post-Soviet conflicts
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Map showing the borders between Kyrgyzstan (red) and Tajikistan (orange).
Date28 April 2021 (2021-04-28) – 1 May 2021 (2021-05-01)[1]
(1 year and 3 days)
Result Ceasefire[1]
 Tajikistan  Kyrgyzstan
Commanders and leaders
Units involved
Casualties and losses
12 killed
Several injured
34 killed
154 injured
33,388+ Kyrgyz civilians displaced
(as of 2 May)

On 1 May 2021, the two countries agreed on a new ceasefire, thus ending the conflict.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree ceasefire after border clashes". Reuters. 1 May 2021.
  2. "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan forces exchange gunfire in worst border flareup in years | Eurasianet". eurasianet.org. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  3. Staff, Reuters (29 April 2021). "Kyrgyz, Tajik security forces clash at border in water dispute". Reuters. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  4. "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree new ceasefire after border clashes". www.aljazeera.com.
  5. "Heads of Kyrgyz, Tajik national security committees agree to stop fire, withdraw troops". Trend.Az. 1 May 2021.