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Kyrgyz president says opponents tried to seize power illegally

(Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov urged his opponents to stop public protests on Tuesday, saying he had ordered security forces not to use firearms, and reiterating his readiness to have the contested parliamentary election results annulled.

In a statement on his website, Jeenbekov described the actions of protesters who took over government and security headquarters as a bid by some political forces to seize power illegally.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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