Coup leader Gen. Saw Maung formed a military-dominated government Tuesday, and the official media reported his troops killed 59 people, most of them in clashes with looters.

One witness reported gunfire in downtown Rangoon Tuesday night.On Monday, troops shot and killed at least 100 people in quelling widespread opposition to Saw Maung's rule. More than 200 people have been reported killed since he seized power Sunday.

Opposition leaders issued a joint statement calling for talks with Saw Maung to resolve the crisis.

State-run Radio Rangoon said Saw Maung was both the defense and foreign affairs ministers in the new government. He was defense minister and armed forces commander when he seized power Sunday from civilian President Maung Maung.

No president or prime minister was named Tuesday, and there was no word on Maung Maung's fate.

Only one of the nine Cabinet ministers named was a civilian, Minister of Health Pe Thein. At least six ministers were among the 18 senior officers who mounted the coup with Saw Maung.

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Troops on Monday shot and killed at least 100 people protesting the coup, and the two sides battled late into the night. Some protesters hurled gasoline bombs at troops who fired back.

State radio reported five incidents Tuesday in which security forces killed looters and other civilians.

Troops dispersed a crowd of 50 people looting a warehouse eight miles north of downtown Rangoon at 4 a.m., killing eight people, the radio said. Sixteen people died when troops tried to stop more than 200 people from looting a warehouse in the Thamaing campus of Rangoon University, it said.

Security forces shot and killed 16 people looting the Fisheries Department head office in downtown Rangoon in the early morning, and five people died as troops broke up looting at a biscuit factory in the northern part of the capital, the radio said. Troops killed another 14 people when a military truck on patrol in east Rangoon was attacked, it said.

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