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12:58, 11 October 2017

Situation on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border

AKIPRESS.COM - AKIpress received multiple requests from its readers to clarify the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.

Last night, a huge traffic jam was reported in the Ak Jol checkpoint, people faced troubles in crossing the border.

AKIpress correspondents went to the scene.

The Kyrgyz State Border Service commented to AKIpress that starting from 6 pm October 10, the Kazakhstani side has switched its works on checkpoints on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border to enhanced mode. "It therefore caused accumulation of passenger traffic, cargo and vehicles across the state border," the statement said.

Additionally, starting from 10 pm October 10, the Kyrgyz State Border Serviced switched to enhanced mode of operation in connection with upcoming presidential election due on October 15.

"There are no restrictions in crossing the checkpoints from Kyrgyz side," the statement added calling for understanding "the temporary inconveniences."

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