Kyrgyzstan/Crisis: at least 170 dead in ethnic clashes

Kyrgyz Health Ministry reported on Tuesday that the death toll from riots which began last Thursday in Kyrgyzstan has risen up to 170.

According to the Ministry, 94 were registered dead in Osh suburb and 43 in Jalal-Abad province. A total of 1,762 have applied for medical aid, 826 were hospitalized and 798 received ambulatory medical care.

The latest clashes followed violence in May when supporters of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev clashed with supporters of the interim government in the southern cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Maksim Bakiyev, son of former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and the ex-head of theCentral Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation was arrested on Monday at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire,Great Britain.