Kyrgyz citizens urged to turn over weapons, ammunition

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The Interior Ministry of Kyrgyz interim government on Saturday called on people to voluntarily turn over weapons and ammunition.

According to a statement by the ministry press service, at least 100 various types of guns, 11,000 bullets, some grenades and bombs disappeared during the recent unrest across the country.

The statement urged people to turn over these weapons, pledging issuance of exonerating certification while receiving them by the ministry.

It also called on people to report relevant information to the ministry.

Earlier this week, thousands of protesters clashed with security forces throughout the country, driving out local governments and seizing government headquarters in Bishkek. At least 79 people had died in the riots.

President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled the capital to southern Kyrgyzstan and opposition parties formed an interim government led by Roza Otunbayeva, the former foreign minister, on Thursday.

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