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Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders move to restore order

Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders tightened their grip on power, seeking to restore law and order after two days of massive looting left up to six people dead and many more injured. In Bishkek, gunshots were heard in several areas as security forces fired into the air to restore order in the capital, where businesses were ransacked by looters who again took to the streets, AFP journalists said. Law enforcement officers were given permission to fire their weapons into the air to disperse large groups of people gathering outside shops, banks and other commercial sites, local media quoted officials as saying. “One of the injured died of a gun wound,” the country’s health ministry said. Full Story

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