New Violence in Uzbekistan
THE CITY OF ANDIJAN IS SEALED OFF, VIDEO HERE
It is claimed that armed people in a township called Tefektosh near the Kyrgyzstan border killed 8 Uzbek soldiers.
According to the Associated Press, the eyewitnesses in Tefektosh said that a clash occurred between the armed people, and soldiers before dawn this morning, on May 15. The eyewitnesses reported that the armed people killed 8 soldiers and then run away to the Kyrgyz border.
Some 500 bodies were laid out in a school in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan where troops fired on a crowd of protesters to put down an uprising, a doctor said Sunday, corroborating witness accounts of hundreds killed in the fighting.
That number was released earlier this morning and detailed here.
President Karimov has said that Islamic fundamentalists are behind the uprising but Human rights groups are claiming that this was just an excuse. (from BBC video above)
Update: (7:30 PM) The “Great One”, Instapundit, has linked to this Uzbekistan news.
Updated News on Uzbekistan here. -“Worst Government-Civilian clash since Tiananmen Square”