As ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan continued to brutalize the country, interim leader Rosa Otunbayeva paid her first visit there and expressed fear that the death toll could reach 2,000 in the former Soviet republic.
After last week's deadly conflict in Kyrgyzstan, officials are zeroing in on the possibility that the riots were the product of a coordinated group effort and preparing for the possibility that more trouble may be on the way.
The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency announced last week after ethnic violence erupted between Uzbek and Kyrgyz groups, killing more than 100 and extending to neighboring provinces.
Ethnic violence erupted in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 46 people and injuring hundreds more as the interim national government imposed a state of emergency in the region on Friday.
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