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Uzbekistan battles insurgents, troops shoot on crowd

Troops loyal to Uzbekistan’s hardline President Islam Karimov opened fire on protesters and counter-attacked insurgents who had briefly seized control of central Andijan, the ex-Soviet republic’s fourth largest city. Panic erupted as soldiers drove a truck into the eastern Uzbek city’s main square and began shooting into a crowd of 5,000 that was demonstrating against Karimov’s government. An AFP correspondent saw at least one person killed and five wounded.Full Story

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