Place in news: Vorukh 

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  • May 3, 2021
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Place in news: Vorukh 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • At least 31 people have been killed in Kyrgyzstan in heavy clashes at its disputed border with Tajikistan. 

Key takeaways 

  • More than a third of the two countries’ border is disputed, with the area surrounding the Vorukh, where recent conflict erupted. 
  • It is a regular flashpoint over territorial claims and access to water.
  • Vorukh is a jamoat (administrative division) in northern Tajikistan.
  • It is an enclave surrounded by Kyrgyzstan that forms part of the city of Isfara in Sughd Region.
  • The location of the border of the enclave is disputed by the Tajik and Kyrgyz governments.

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