Russian Consul General attacked in Kyrgyzstan

Yuri Ivanov, Russia's Consul General, was attacked in the Kyrgyz city of Osh. Ivanov told RIA by telephone that unidentified men stormed into his house around 3 a.m. They probably broke though a window into the private house where the diplomat lives. Threatening him with a knife, the bandits took the roughly 5,000 som (about USD 100) Ivanov had in the house and the wedding ring from the diplomat's finger.

Ivanov was alone at the time because his family was in Moscow. He said the bandits did not injure him in any way.

According to available information, the Kyrgyz law-enforcement bodies are investigating the crime. Assistant to the Russian ambassador for security matters has speedily left Bishkek for the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan, Osh.

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