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Kyrgystan: Death toll rises to 170 in southern Kyrgyzstan riots


BISHKEK, (Xinhua): The death toll has risen to 170 from riots in southern Kyrgyzstan which began on June 10, with 1,762 people injured, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Among the injured, 826 were hospitalized, said the ministry.

The latest clashes followed violence in May when supporters of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev clashed with supporters of the interim government in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad.

Bakiyev was ousted in April when riots broke out across the country. At least 85 people were killed and thousands of others injured in the clashes.

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