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Kyrgyzstan unrest 'could affect Afghanistan'

Violent unrest in the central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan has left 50 people dead after demonstrators attacked official buildings in protest at rising prices and corruption.

The opposition says it is setting up a "people's government" headed by a former foreign minister, Roza Otunbayeva. Dr Shirin Akiner, a fellow at the Cambridge University Central Asia Research Forum, outlines the political turmoil in the country.

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