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Officials Believe Gunmen Attacked Kyrgyzstan Bus

Twenty-one people on a Chinese-owned passenger bus appear to have been attacked by gunmen before their bus was engulfed by fire in southeastern Kyrgyzstan, officials said Friday. Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Kubanychbek Jumaliev told a news conference Friday that authorities found evidence showing the fire started at both the front and back of the bus. Investigators also discovered nine cartridge cases from a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. The burned-out bus was found Thursday in the mountains, 150 miles southeast of Bishkek. Most of the 21 victims are believed to have been Chinese vendors of Uighur ethnicity. Deputy Prosecutor-General Rustam Isaev said it was impossible to identify wounds on the badly burned bodies, which were brought to the capital Bishkek for the investigation. Full Story

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