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Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency as violent protests spread

Kyrgyzstan Materials 7 April 2010 17:19 (UTC +04:00)
Security forces in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, have opened fire on anti-government demonstrators.
Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency as violent protests spread

Security forces in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, have opened fire on anti-government demonstrators, BBC reported.

Eyewitnesses say that at least four people have been killed.

The authorities have declared a state of emergency in Bishkek, and the cities of Naryn and Talas.

Protesters in all three cities have been trying to to seize government buildings.

Matt Siegel is a correspondent with Agence France Presse in Bishkek.

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