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Kyrgyzstan Protests Car Accident Reportedly Involving Uzbek Embassy Official

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry has sent a note of protest to Tashkent regarding a traffic accident involving an Uzbek Embassy official that reportedly led to a scuffle.

The ministry's press service reported its response on August 26.

It said that a car with an Uzbek Embassy license plate collided with another vehicle after midnight on August 23 near a nightclub in Bishkek.

According to the ministry, the Uzbek Embassy's first secretary, whose name was given as "M. Khairitdinov," and several men accompanying him, assaulted the Kyrgyz driver of another vehicle involved in the accident.

Uzbek Embassy officials were not available for immediate comment.