No official reason for his dismissal was given.
Kurmanov had been in charge of the National Guard since September 2005.
Kurmanov will be replaced with General Asanbek Alymkozhoev, a former commander of the Kyrgyz military in southern Kyrgyzstan.
(Kabar, AKIpress, 24.kg)
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