Deposed Kyrgyzstan president flies to Kazakhstan

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TEYIT, Kyrgyzstan — News reports say Kyrgyzstan’s deposed president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has left the country for neighboring Kazakhstan.

Witnesses say Bakiyev’s motorcade pulled up to the airport in Jalal-Abad before a plane was seen departing Thursday.

Russian news agencies RIA Novosti, Interfax and ITAR-Tass say Bakiyev flew to Kazakhstan for talks with with the country’s president.

Bakiyev himself told The Associated Press that Kazakhstan would be a good place for his talks with the interim government controlling the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.

The provisional government has urged him to leave the country.

Earlier Thursday, gunfire disrupted a rally in Osh where Bakiyev was trying to marshal support among those in his clan power base in the south.