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May 24, 2024 4:02 PM

Hundreds of foreign students flee Kyrgyzstan after mob attack

Students from Pakistan and other Asian countries are leaving Kyrgyzstan by the hundreds after an angry mob attacked their living quarters this month, although some hope to return when the situation calms down. Hundreds of Kyrgyz young men stormed a hostel in capital Bishkek in the early hours of May 17 and attacked foreign students there because of a brawl that happened between several Kyrgyz men and foreigners a few days earlier. Police, although present, were unable to stop the violence. "T...

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