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British nationals already in the Oblasts (Provinces) of Osh and Jalal-Abad are advised to exercise extreme caution. An evacuation of British nationals from Osh is currently underway.
A state of emergency has been declared in the southern Kyrgyz regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad following violent clashes that started in the late evening of 10 June. Official reports now cite more than 100 fatalities and over 1,500 injured.
As a result of the violence in Osh, the borders with China and Tajikistan have been closed. We understand the Kyrgyz/Uzbek border is now open but that security has been increased in border areas and the border could be closed again at any time.