Kyrgyzstan says ousted leader's allies plotted coup
Kyrgyzstan's interim government said today that supporters of ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev had been plotting a coup.world Updated: May 13, 2010 18:06 IST
Kyrgyzstan's interim government said on Thursday that supporters of ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev had been plotting a coup.
"Yesterday... they planned to storm the parliament (where interim government resides) and declare a new government," Omurbek Tekebayev, a deputy prime minister in the interim government, told Reuters.
Tekebayev said unrest in Osh, where Bakiyev's supporters took over the local government building on Thursday, was part of the same plan. He said the interim government had sent Defence Minister Ismail Isakov to Osh and that government supporters were rallying forces there.