Opposition Leader Killed in Gun Attack in Istanbul

Tajik opposition leader Umarali Kuvatov was killed in a gun attack in Istanbul3960142301e9dc01124320dc3d28d280 on March 5.

Kuvatov, the leader of Group 24, an opposition movement in Tajikistan, was reportedly walking on the street in the Fatih district after having dinner at his friend’s house when an unknown assailant shot him in the head.

The attacker fled after the incident, while police and paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The friend with whom Kuvatov had dinner was unable to be found after the attack, according to reports.

An operation has been launched into Kuvatov’s killing by the security forces’ anti-terror branch, and Kuvatov’s body was sent to the forensics department for an autopsy.