Kyrgyzstan: Ex-president survives gun attack in capital

Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev escaped an armed attack on Friday.

Atambayev was at a demonstration in the Ala-Too square in the capital Bishkek when an unidentified person opened fire on his car.

Two bullets hit the vehicle but Atambayev was unhurt.

The shooter managed to flee from the area.

Kyrgyzstan has been rocked by mass protests that erupted this week against the results of the Oct. 4 parliamentary elections.