Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Kyrgyzstan extends state of emergency to June 25

Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency in a number of districts in the Osh region to June 25, an official statement of the interim government said.

Bishkek, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency in a number of districts in the Osh region to June 25, an official statement of the interim government said.

The emergency, imposed after ethnic clashes which claimed about 200 lives, was due to expire Sunday.

 

Violent clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups in southern cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad broke out June 11, leaving at least 191 dead and more than 2,000 injured, according to official figures. Kyrgyz leaders admit that the real toll could be 10 times higher.