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Death Toll From Violence In Kyrgyzstan Rises

BISHKEK -- The death toll from the June clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan's southern regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad has risen to 429, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office announced on October 6 that more than 2,500 people were injured in the violence, of whom 1,615 suffered gunshot wounds. The majority of those killed were men between the age of 20 and 30.

Seventy-two still unidentified bodies remain in morgues in Osh and Jalal-Abad. Some 201 DNA samples are currently being tested at a forensic center in Moscow.