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Rioters storm Parliament in Kyrgyzstan capital

17:38 07/04/2010

Rioters led by opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev have stormed the country's Parliament in the capital of the ex-Soviet Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

Ex-Parliamentary speaker Tekebayev, one of the opposition leaders, was released earlier in the day after being detained by Kyrgyz authorities.

Authorities have imposed a state of emergency in Bishkek and Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree imposing a curfew as clashes continue between rioters and police in the capital. At least 21 died with over 140 injured in riots.

 

BISHKEK, April 7 (RIA Novosti)

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