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State of emergency in Kyrgyzstan extended to June 25

06-20-2010 10:50 BJT Special Report: Unrest in Kyrgyzstan |

BISHKEK, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan decided to extend a state of emergency in the southern city of Osh and other areas to June 25, an official statement said Saturday.

"The interim government of Kyrgyzstan extends the state of emergency in the city of Osh, in Uzgen, in Kara-Suu and in the Aravan district of the Osh region until June 25 inclusively," it said.

The state of emergency imposed after ethnic clashes was due to expire on Sunday.

Ethnic clashes broke out in mid-June in southern major city of Osh and later spread to the region of Jalalabad.

The official death toll stood at 191 as of Friday, but interim leader Roza Otunbayeva said during an inspection tour to Osh that the real number was likely 10 times higher, as many of the victims were buried quickly in keeping with local tradition.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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