The storming of the residence of ex-President of Kyrgyzstan: special Forces retreated

Штурм резиденции экс-президента Киргизии: Спецназ отступил

August 7 in the evening in the village of Koi-Tash began operation on detention of the former President Almazbek Atambayev.

However, the commandos stormed the house national security Committee failed one of the security officers died.

Yesterday, August 7, at approximately 20.00 stormed the house of former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, in the village of Koy-Tash. Released to people of the state intelligence services has not been apprehended – they reportedly met stiff resistance from the guards of the former President.

Atambayev’s supporters promptly shared information on the onset of building storm on social networks. Then to home, where explosions were heard and gunfire began to gather locals and supporters of Atambaev. They began to pelt security personnel with stones, part of the special forces took refuge inside the house. Then began the storming of the house by local residents, which was going more and by 21:00, there were at least one thousand.

As a result, the supporters of Atambaev has managed to take the house and disarm the commandos. Part of them was taken away by ambulance; the rest remained hostages seized the home of supporters of Atambaev. The former President, according to his entourage, all the time I was in one of the rooms on the top floor.

Podtyanuvshy the police forces – and there were at least thousands of employees are unable to approach the house Atambayev, as a few miles away from home, the police blocked the path of all sorts of barricades, set up by local residents. It has been and the felled trees, and set fire to tyres, and the huge stones on the roads. The opposing forces lined up against each other, and clashed the police and supporters of Atambaev began to throw each other stones.

After a while people calm down, began negotiations of the police with representatives of the state. In the end, the police removed the cordon, the supporters of Atambaev went. According to preliminary data, to negotiate the release of captured commandos, law enforcement agencies failed.

It is known that during the riots from a gunshot wound killed one of the employees of the national security Committee, who was on site. According to the latest physicians, affected a total of 47 people.

Atambayev has recorded a video message to the authorities, which called for “return to the legal field”, and also appealed to the security forces and asked them “not to shoot at their own people.”

The SCNS stated that during the assault combat round has been fired. Later, the supporters of Atambaev showed in the video that found live ammunition from the Kalashnikov assault rifle, which, according to them, belonged to the security forces.

Among the local residents and then there were calls to leave the next day for a rally at the “White house” in Bishkek demanding the resignation of President Sooronbay Zheenbekov.

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov this morning, 8 August. held a meeting of the security Council. The press service of the head of state has distributed his statement.

Main points:

– the head of state noted that Almazbek Atambayev had grossly violated the Constitution and laws of the Kyrgyz Republic, having a stiff armed resistance to the carrying out of investigative actions in the framework of the law;

– Jeenbekov addressed to the members of the security Council, stressing the need for fulfillment of all measures for the preservation of the rule of law, peace and security in the country. In this connection it is necessary to “take immediate action”;

– the President said that Kyrgyzstan is a state of law. In his words, it is the duty of the state to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the law for all citizens.