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BISHKEK -- A well-known Kyrgyz businesswoman and media consultant has been beaten and robbed in Bishkek.

Elmira Toktogulova was attacked on the evening of April 7 as she and her young son entered their apartment block, her colleague, Indika Kochkarova, told RFE/RL.

The attackers beat her and took her wallet, mobile phone, keys, and personal documents before fleeing.

Toktogulova suffered no major injuries but is being checked at a health clinic. Bishkek police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Toktogulova was one of the first female media experts in Kyrgyzstan who did consultancy work for international news agencies, media outlets, and think tanks in the 1990s.

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