PRAGUE, August 29, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The trial of six alleged Islamic militants accused of involvement in a series of armed attacks on Kyrgyz and Tajik border posts last May briefly resumed today.
RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported that the hearings adjourned after a while because lawyers for two of the defendants and some witnesses failed to appear in court.
The trial is due to resume on August 30.
One of the defendants is a woman. Another one is reportedly a Tajik citizen. All six are suspected of belonging to the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan radical religious groupings.
The May 12 attack, which took place in Kyrgyzstan's Batken region, claimed the lives of several Kyrgyz and Tajik border guards.
(with 24.kg and AKIpress)