OSCE to send police to monitor peace in southern Kyrgyzstan
The Organization for Security and Coopeation in Europe (OSCE) said Friday it will send 52 unarmed police to southern Kyrgyzstan to monitor peace after ethnic clashes killed some 300 people there last month, Xinhua reported.
"We have adopted a document ... to dispatch to the regions of Osh and Jalalabad ... a group which will consist of 52 policemen representing the OSCE member states," Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center Herbert Salber told reporters.
According to official figures, 293 people were killed and some 1,900 others were injured in the violence that tore apart Osh and nearby Jalalabad in southern Kyrgyzstan last month.
Foreign ministers of the 56-member bloc were attending an informal meeting here on Friday and Saturday.