With tensions running high in Kyrgyzstan following attacks against ethnic Uzbeks, the Uzbekistan government has shut its border with the fractious country while the UN has urged the creation of a humanitarian corridor to ensure the delivery of aid.
Tensions remain high in troubled Kyrgyzstan, a day after Uzbekistan closed its border with the fractious country following deadly attacks carried out against mostly ethnic Uzbeks by armed gangs.
Ethnic Uzbeks and Tajiks have flooded into Uzbekistan over four days of bloodshed around Osh and Jalalabad, which has left at least 170 dead and 1,762 wounded.
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Date created : 2010-06-15