Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Anti-government protests sweep Kyrgyzstan,100 said dead
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan-The main opposition leader in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has said on national television that 100 protesters have been killed in clashes with police trying to quell an anti-government uprising. The government issued no immediate comment on the claim. The unrest is rocking this mountainous former Soviet nation, which houses a U.S. military base that is a key supply center in the fight against the Taliban in nearby Afghanistan. Thousands of protesters have stormed the main government building, set fire to the prosecutor's office and looted state TV headquarters. The government has said at least 17 people were killed and at least 180 wounded in clashes....