President Nambaryn Enkhbayar of Mongolia has declared a state of emergency in the capital after a post-election political rally descended into violence.
The unrest began after the former communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) claimed victory in Sunday's national elections over the Democratic Party, with which it had shared an uneasy coalition since 2004.
After Democrats leader Tsakhia Elbegdorj alleged the MPRP had cheated its way to a supposed win, its supporters took to the streets in protest.
Five people were killed and 329 people injured in the protests, Justice Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil told reporters...
Five people were killed and 220 were wounded in the rioting, and authorities detained more than 500 people, according to the Mongolian news agency, Montsame.
Police were blocking major arteries into the capital Wednesday after the president suspended most television broadcasts and imposed an overnight curfew in Ulaanbaatar
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