BISHKEK, July 16. /TASS/. The gunmen eliminated during a special operation in the capital of Kyrgyzstan on Thursday formed part of an international terrorist group, the public relations department of Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Committee reported.
"The anti-terrorist operation in Bishkek to eliminate the members of the international terrorist group who offered active armed resistance is over," the committee said. "Security officers are conducting a mopping-up and investigation operation in the area."
According to the public relations department, four gunmen were eliminated during the special operation. "Wounds of varying severity were sustained by four members of our special detachment, who were taken to the capital’s hospitals," it said. There were no civilian casualties.
Several fire teams have arrived at the site, they began to extinguish the fire in the building where the militants were hiding. During the skirmish the area was cordoned off by police. Now the supplies of natural gas and electricity, which were turned off during the operation, have been resumed.