MOSCOW, May 13 (RIA Novosti) - A heavy shower has stopped the rally in Andizhan (Uzbekistan) and the protesters left the square, however, shots are heard, an eyewitness of these events told RIA Novosti on the phone. Hostages have not been released yet, he added. "Some time ago several armored vehicles with broken front windows and flat tires returned from the square," the source said. RIA Novosti's interlocutor reaffirmed that the protesters attempted to seize the office of the regional national security service department. They drove a fire engine towards the office and broke the fence.
However, they failed to seize the building.
"There were 12-13 victims among the protesters. One woman died of a heart attack," the source said.
"Many prisoners who had left the jail came back. They claim that they were forced to leave the jail," he noted.
Formerly Saidzhakhon Zainabitdinov, a representative of the Andizhan regional human rights society, told RIA Novosti on the phone about shooting from armored vehicles and many victims in the town.
According to Zainabitdinov, he received this information from his colleagues who stayed at the site of the accident.