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Former Kyrgyz Security Council Chief Attacked

Bolot Januzakov (undated file photo)

Bolot Januzakov (undated file photo)

A former senior Kyrgyz Security Council official has been hospitalized after a reported attack in the capital, Bishkek, late on December 9, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Bolot Januzakov, who was formerly secretary of the Security Council, suffered a broken leg and has severe bruises on his body.

His wife, Jumagul Januzakova, told RFE/RL that the attack was connected to her husband's political activities, since the attackers did not seize money or any personal items.

Police are investigating the incident.

Januzakov is a longtime associate and political adviser of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev, who fled the country in 2005 and currently lives in Moscow.

He served as deputy head of the presidential administration in 2005.

Januzakov joined the opposition after Akaev was ousted and formed a political party called Kut.