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Uzbekistan's president says there are casualties from protests - Russian agencies

Tan KW
Publish date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022, 10:16 PM

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Sunday there were casualties among civilians and law enforcement officers after unrest in the country's northwestern Karakalpakstan province, Russian news agencies reported.

A RIA report used the word "victims", implying deaths, but a TASS report referred only to "casualties".

Mirziyoyev's comments came a day after he dropped plans to roll back the province's autonomy following a rare public protest there.

 


  - Reuters

 

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