US sends aid to Kyrgyzstan after days of unrest

Kyrgyz people attend mass burials at the Ata-Beyit memorial complex outskirts of Bishkek. (AFP)

The United States has started sending aid to Kyrgyzstan after the unrest this week in which scores were killed and saw the opposition seize control of the Central Asian nation, the US embassy said yesterday.

"We have offered and intend to provide humanitarian assistance. We are already supplying medical supplies and assistance through the Transit Center at Manas", near the capital, Bishkek, the embassy said in a statement released to international media.

The embassy repeated an appeal to "all parties to refrain from violence and to continue to move Kyrgyzstan on is democratic path", following the bloody riots that toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

 

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