- At least 17 dead, over 140 injured in riots in Kyrgyzstan (WRAPUP 5)
- Detained Kyrgyz opposition leaders released in Talas - opposition member
- Kyrgyz state TV building seized in Bishkek
- State of emergency imposed in Kyrgyz capital
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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