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Kyrgyzstan president reshuffles security officials

FILE PHOTO - Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov speaks after a vote at a parliamentary elections in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan October 4, 2020. Sultan Dosaliev/Kyrgyz Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS/File Picture

(Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov sacked security council secretary Damir Sagynbayev and his deputy Omurbek Suvanaliyev, the president’s office said on Saturday, after declaring a state of emergency amid unrest.

Jeenbekov named Zhanybek Kaparov new deputy secretary of the council which coordinates the work of all security forces.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov, Editing by William Maclean

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