Kyrgyz ex-president Almazbek Atambayev was detained Thursday, Intrefax reported.
Security forces made another attempt to storm his residence in the village of Koi Tash near Bishkek on Thursday. A special forces vehicle was ramming the gates, and shooting was heard near the residence.
According to eyewitnesses, special equipment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, water cannons and ramming machines arrived at the scene. Atambayev’s supporters were forced out of the mansion’s territory.