According to information from the Suzak district hospital, Uzbek border guards wounded Kyrgyz citizen Nuraly Ashyraliev, 35, near the state border on 21 April and his is at hospital now. According to the border guards, he rode the horse close to the border and did not stop when the border guards demanded. The border guards shot in the air first. Kyrgyz and Uzbek prosecutors hold now joint investigation. Ashyraliev is a resident of the Ak-Mechit village of the Suzak district in Jalal-Abad Province and the accident happened near the village of Kara-Darya.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, April 25, 2002