A GKNB special forces operator is detained by supporters of Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev guarding his house. Photo: EPA

Political turmoil grips China neighbour Kyrgyzstan as ex-president evades arrest in bungled special forces raid on his compound

  • Elite forces seek to arrest former president on corruption charges
  • He lost immunity after falling out with his successor
Topic |   Central Asia

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A GKNB special forces operator is detained by supporters of Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev guarding his house. Photo: EPA
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