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Middle East

Fourteen youths killed in Kyrgyzstan ethnic clashes

media Servicemen drive armoured vehicles in the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan Reuters

Kyrgyzstan’s government has declared a state of emergency after ethnic clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbek youths in the south of the country left 14 people dead and wounded about 150 others.

The fighting took place overnight in Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city of Osh, the country’s Health Ministry announced.

Armoured vehicles have been sent to the area to restore order.

Kyrgyzstan's provisional government, led by Roza Otunbayeva, has struggled to impose order on the country since seizing control during riots that ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April.

Osh was the stronghold of Bakiyev, who fled with his family to Belarus.

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