Uzbekistan's President Karimov has died - report

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has died at the age of 78, from the consequences of a stroke.

Source: Tanjug
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Reuters is reporting this on Friday, citing diplomatic sources.

"Yes, he has died," one of the diplomatic sources told the agency.

Uzbekistan's government said earlier in the day that Karimov was in a critical condition as his health had sharply deteriorated over the previous 24 hours.

Karimov was not seen in public since mid-August, and was hospitalized last Sunday.

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