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8 Aug, 2010 07:05

Recent rally was armed attempt to seize power – Kyrgyz interior minister

This week saw another round of violence in Kyrgyzstan. RT spoke with the country's Interior Minister Kubatbek Baibolov on what he thought was behind the unrest.

Baibolov believes that several powerful forces were behind the protests.

There are several large groups. One of them includes the overthrown president, his immediate family, and his supporters who used to be in the country’s government,” Baibolov suggested.

The second political group is those who are waiting for the fighting sides to get exhausted, to suddenly appear on the political scene. There are three key groups fighting for power in the country. All these events are governed by their aspirations.”