‘Terrorist’ killed in Kyrgyzstan in post-jailbreak operation: police
Police said Daniyar Kadyraliev, a convicted terrorist and a reported member of the banned Jaishul-Mahdi Islamist extremist group, was shot dead in a suburb of the capital Bishkek on Friday morning when he resisted arrest.
A special forces operation seeking the capture of Kadyraliev and three other escapees has seen searches of a botanical garden in the city centre as well as residential neighbourhoods surrounding Central Asia’s largest bazaar.
Kadyraliev was serving a life sentence for attempted murder and other terror-related crimes when he broke out of a jail close to the capital early Monday and clashed with guards.
Three prison guards were killed by the inmates during the escape, with the death of a fourth officer in intensive care reported Friday.
A total of nine prisoners escaped but five of them were quickly recaptured by security services.
Kyrgyzstan, a fragile and impoverished former Soviet nation of six million people, suffered a bloody popular uprising and ethnic violence in 2010 that claimed over 500 lives.