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Suspect In Kyrgyz Policeman's Killing Arrested In Kazakhstan

BISHKEK -- A man suspected of involvement in the killing of a Kyrgyz police colonel in southern Kyrgyzstan in June has been arrested in Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Kyrgyz Interior Ministry spokesman Bakyt Seyitov said today that the operation and arrest of the suspect was conducted with the assistance of Kazakh security forces in the suburbs of Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city.

The man is accused of involvement in the killing of Adylbek Sultanov, the chief of the Kara-Suu district police department, and his driver in the ethnic Uzbek village of Nariman, Osh Oblast, during deadly clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in mid-June.

Five suspects in the killings were previously arrested. An investigation is being conducted.