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Kyrgyz Politician Attacked

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kamchibek Tashiyev, head of the oppositional Ata Zhurt party that narrowly topped the poll in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections this month, accused the local secret services on Saturday of attempting to kill him.

He said armed men had broken into his house on the outskirts of Bishkek on Saturday but were repelled, leaving an identity card of a security service officer at the scene.

About 700 people rallied in support of Tashiyev in Bishkek on Sunday.

(Reuters)


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