The former president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev could not be detained in a residence in the village of Koy-Tash. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Atambayev’s adviser Farid Niyazov. The special forces made an unsuccessful attempt to storm the residence. There were about 200 supporters of the ex-president who defended her.
The publication also reported the surrender of several special forces to Atambayev’s supporters. The Kyrgyz National Security Committee has denied rumors about the surrender of security forces. They also noted that the military fired exclusively with rubber bullets. According to them, Atambaev’s supporters use live ammunition.
One of the special forces received a bullet wound in the chest. He died in a hospital. In total , about 36 people were injured . According to Sputnik Kyrgyzstan, about 15 of them are security officials.
According to RT, new security officials arrived at the official’s house. RIA Novosti reports that authorities sent up to 500 people.
There was a fire near Atambaev’s house. The reasons for the appearance and whether it was possible to extinguish it is unknown.
Sputnik Kyrgyzstan reported communication problems nearby in Koy-Tash. According to reporters, photos and videos stopped loading at the official’s house. Also lost voice communication.
On August 7, an assault on the home of ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev with the aim of detention began in Koy-Tash. Atambaev is accused of illegal enrichment, illegal land ownership, corruption and the release of criminal authority. At the end of June, parliament deprived him of immunity. Ex-president ignored calls for interrogation.