Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev survived an assassination attempt (VIDEO)

Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev survived an assassination attempt.

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev survived an assassination attempt on him in Bishkek's central square today during an opposition rally - his armored car came under fire, Reuters and TASS reported.

"These are not rubber bullets, but war bullets", Atambayev said, pointing to bullet holes in his car after footage surfaced on social media of an unknown person firing a gun at the former president's car.

Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister-designate Tilek Toktogaziev was injured at the rally, Ata Meken MP Elvira Surabaldieva said on Twitter. "Tilek (Toktogaziev) is unconscious in hospital," she wrote. Footage circulated on the Internet shows Toktogaziev being taken unconscious from the rally, and a voice-over claims that the politician was hit on the head.

A rally of supporters of former President Almazbek Atambayev and former Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov, at which they spoke, and Toktogaziev gathered in the central square of Bishkek today at around 4.30 pm local time.

A few hundred meters from the central square in front of the government building, a rally of Sadir Zhaparov's supporters gathered in the morning. with escape. At that moment, Atambayev's receding car was shot at several times.

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