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At Least Three Reported Dead In Security Operation Near Kyrgyz Capital


WATCH: A third suspect was detained, and a member of the security forces was also killed in the raid in the village of Besh-Kungoi, near the capital.

Two suspects in the killing of three policemen have been killed during a security operation in a village just outside Bishkek.

One member of the Alfa special security unit was also killed during the operation, in the village of Besh-Kungoi.

Interior Minister Zarylbek Rysaliev confirmed the deaths to RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, adding that one of the suspects had been apprehended alive and said more details would be available soon.

The three suspects are believed to be responsible for the killing of three policemen who were carrying out identity checks in the Kyrgyz capital late on January 4.

A security spokesman earlier said the suspects were "religious extremists" who were allegedly responsible for several terrorist attacks or attempted terrorist attacks in the past.

The attackers were allegedly responsible for several terrorist attacks or attempted terrorist attacks in the past.

Kyrgyz police posted on its site the pictures of six people, all born in Kyrgyzstan and aged between 24 and 38, suspected of killing the three policemen.

The State Committee for National Security said they were also responsible for a bomb that exploded in November next to a Bishkek sports center, injuring seven people.

with agency reports
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