BISHKEK, June 23 (RIA Novosti) - Five militants have
been killed in a special operation conducted by law enforcement
agencies in southern Kyrgyzstan, a republican state committee
for national security said on Tuesday.
Police tracked the militants, who were believed to be
members of a terrorist and extremist organization called the
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, down to a one-storey
residential building near the town of Dzhalal-Abad.
The committee said that one officer was killed and another
hospitalized during the operation.
According to preliminary information, the militants were
trained at international terrorist centers and made their way
to Kyrgyzstan from abroad.
"During the special operation, the militants from the
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan put up fierce resistance using
automatic rifles, hand grenades and other explosives," the