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Kyrgyz, Uzbek Border Guards Try to Resolve Standoff

Uzbek and Kyrgyz border guards held their first face-to-face talks on Friday since both sides deployed troops and armored vehicles in a disputed area, Kyrgyzstan said. The confrontation between the two ex-Soviet Central Asian republics has triggered public protests on the Kyrgyz side and President Almazbek Atambayev has accused his opponents of using the border standoff to try to destabilize the country. Kyrgyz and Uzbek servicemen have set up two checkpoints each along a road which...

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