Kyrgyzstan troops storm ex-President Almazbek Atambayev's home - VIDEO | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

13 December, Friday


Kyrgyzstan troops storm ex-President Almazbek Atambayev's home - VIDEO

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Security forces in Kyrgyzstan have stormed the home of former President Almazbek Atambayev in an attempt to detain him, BBC reports.

Mr Atambayev's supporters clashed with the troops and one officer died from gunshot wounds, officials said.

It is understood Mr Atambayev is still inside his compound, on the outskirts of the capital Bishkek.

Mr Atambayev has been accused of corruption, which he denies. Parliament stripped him of immunity in June.

According to Kyrgyzstan's national security committee (GKNB), special forces armed "only with rubber bullets" were undertaking a "special operation to detain" the former president on Wednesday.

According to Kyrgyzstan's national security committee (GKNB), special forces armed "only with rubber bullets" were undertaking a "special operation to detain" the former president on Wednesday.

According to Akipress, 48 people were injured, one soldier died.

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