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Death toll in Bishkek rises to 40, some 400 injured - health ministry

Kyrgyzstan Materials 7 April 2010 22:21 (UTC +04:00)
The number of people killed in the Bishkek clashes has increased to at least 40, while some 400 are injured, the Kyrgyz health ministry said on Wednesday
Death toll in Bishkek rises to 40, some 400 injured - health ministry

The number of people killed in the Bishkek clashes has increased to at least 40, while some 400 are injured, the Kyrgyz health ministry said on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.

Protests, which started in the northwestern Kyrgyz town of Talas on Tuesday, spread to other regions of the Central Asian country, including the capital Bishkek.

The opposition, whose supporters seized a number of state establishments in Bishkek, has demanded that the government transfer power to it.
 

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