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Kyrgyzstan president declares state of emergency in capital

FILE PHOTO: Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia September 28, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via

(Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital, Bishkek, on Friday as unrest gripped the Central Asian country.

Jeenbekov’s office said in a statement the state of emergency, which includes a curfew and tight security restrictions, would be in effect from 8 pm on Friday until 8 am on Oct. 21.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet

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