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[Published: Sunday February 09 2020]

Refugees flee ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN 9 Feb (ANA) - Many refugees are crossing the Kazakhstan border into neighbouring Kyrgyzstan after clashes between two ethnic groups, reports say.
It is not yet known what sparked the violence, which pitted Kazakhs against Dungans, a Muslim group of Chinese origin.
An eyewitness in Kyrgyzstan told Reuters news agency he saw many people cross the border to meet relatives on the other side.
Reet those who cross the border and take them to their homes. It's mostly women, children and the elderly," they said.
Authorities said dozens of people were initially involved in the clashes, but that number rose to 300 after calls were said to have gone out on social media.(ANA)
FA/ANA/9 February 2020-----

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