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Kyrgyz Diplomat Detained At Border With Classified Documents

An employee of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Uzbekistan has been detained on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Media reports in Kyrgyzstan cite unnamed Kyrgyz authorities as saying that the man, whose name remains unknown, was detained on December 9 while carrying classified documents.

No more details are available.

Last month, the head of Kyrgyz government's department for foreign relations, Altynbek Muraliev, was arrested on suspicion of collecting secret and classified materials and passing or intending to pass them to a foreign country's secret services.

Muraliev graduated from a university in Turkey in the early 1990s and later worked for several years at the Turkish Embassy in Bishkek.

It is not clear whether the December 9 detention of the Kyrgyz diplomat is linked to Muraliev's arrest.

Based on reporting by AKIpress and KyrTAG