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Kyrgyzstan: Gunmen who attacked border guards stand trial in Osh

28.08.2006 14:02 msk

Staff correspondent

Ferghana Valley

Four gunmen stand trial in Osh. They attacked Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards on May 12, 2006. The trial began at 3 p.m. local time.

The case was to be handled by the Kadamjai District Court of the Batken region. For security considerations, however, it was transferred to the Osh Municipal Court.

President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev ordered decoration of two participants of the battle with terrorists with Erdik [Bravery] medals (one of them posthumously). Six servicemen of law enforcement agencies were killed in the battle.