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Kyrgyz opposition seizes power
Opposition leaders in Kyrgyzstan say they formed an interim government after nationwide protests.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2010 06:51 GMT

Oppositon leaders in Kyrgyzstan say they are in control of the country following days of nationwide protests.

The health ministry says at least 65 people were killed and 400 injured in clashes on Wednesday between protesters and police.

Roza Otunbayeva, the former foreign minister and head of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, an opposition group, says she is now leading a provisional government.

Meanwhile, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president, has fled the capital and reports say he is now in the southern city of Osh.

Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports on the political upheaval in Kyrgyzstan.

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