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Kyrgyzstan extends state of emergency

06-21-2010 09:59 BJT Special Report: Unrest in Kyrgyzstan |

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Kyrgyzstan has decided to extend a state of emergency in the southern city of Osh, and other areas, until June 25th.

Government forces also started to clear barricades in the region, against no resistance, earlier on Sunday.

The state of emergency imposed was originally set to expire later in the day. The obstacle removals took place without incident. And civilians tried to help pull down the roadblocks in some areas as well.

Ethnic clashes broke out in the city in mid-June, and later spread to the Jalalabad region.

The official death toll stood at 191 as of Friday. However Kyrgyz interim leader Roza Otunbayeva said during an inspection tour to Osh that the actual number is probably 10 times higher.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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