An armed attack on the Bishkek office of the South Korean company Paniel killed five of its employees and heavily wounded two, the interior ministry of Kyrgyzstan told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
According to law enforcers, the attack was staged on Wednesday. Two young men disguised as women walked into the company's office in the center of the Kyrgyz capital and opened fire on its employees.
According to preliminary information, the South Korean company selected young girls and sent them abroad as dancers. That was why no one thought of stopping two girls dressed in summer frocks when they walked into the office.
The owner of the company, 50-year-old Yi Chong-kun, his wife and two Kyrgyz employees died on the spot. Another woman died en route to hospital.
Law enforcers have set up an investigating team consisting of the best specialists from the Bishkek Interior Department and the Kyrgyz interior ministry.
According to RIA Novosti's information, it is the sixth murder of foreigners in the Kyrgyz capital over the past month. In late June, assailants shot down the first secretary of the Chinese embassy to Kyrgyzstan and his driver. The killers and the mastermind behind the crime were tracked down almost immediately.
At the same time, law enforcers have been unable to find the murderer of a South Korean businessman named Pak Yong-pok, who was shot in his Bishkek flat on July 7th. The police does not rule out that the last two murders were connected with each other.