40 killed in Kyrgyzstan protests
Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry says 40 people have died and more than 400 have been wounded in clashes with police trying to quell an anti-government uprising.
The main opposition leader in the former Soviet Central Asian nation Ata-Meken said earlier yesterday on national television that 100 protesters have been killed.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed shock at the loss of life in Kyrgyzstan and urged all sides to show restraint after dozens were killed in clashes, his spokesman said yesterday.
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