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Kyrgyz, Tajik leaders step in to save ceasefire after border clashes leave 33 dead

The presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan spoke by telephone on Saturday hoping to maintain a fragile ceasefire after the worst border clashes between the ex-Soviet countries left at least 33 dead.The talks came after Kyrgyzstan accused Tajikistan of violating the truce, but the press services of Kyrgyzstan’s leader Sadyr Japarov and Tajikistan’s Emomali Rahmon said they discussed fulfilling the agreement reached on Thursday, when the fighting erupted.Clashes between communities over land and…

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