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Ex-president of Kyrgyzstan detained a day after violent botched raid

One security member killed and six captured by Atambayev's followers

BISHKEK (Reuters) -- Kyrgyz security forces detained former president Almazbek Atambayev on Thursday, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, a day after a failed attempt to arrest him led to at least one death in violent clashes with his followers.

Atambayev, who was initially wanted for questioning as a witness in an investigation, was taken to the interior ministry's investigative unit. Some Kyrgyz media reports suggested he had given himself up.

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