Kyrgyz ex-President Almazbek Atambayev has been detained by the law enforcement officers on Aug. 8 referring to TASS.

“Atambayev was taken out from the territory of his residence by the law enforcement officers,” a representative of the law enforcement staff said. “Atambayev’s associates, including former head of the presidential administration Farid Niyazov, were taken out from the territory of the residence in Koy-Tash village.”

The special operation of detaining the Kyrgyz ex-president lasted almost a day.

On August 7, special services of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security launched an operation to detain ex-president Atambayev at his residence in the village of Koy-Tash located in Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy Region, 20 kilometers from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. Atambayev’s supporters responded by opening fire. As a result, 52 people, including a journalist and law enforcement officers, were injured, and one commando was killed.

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On August 8, the second assault attempt was made, in which several thousands police officers and commandos were involved.