KHUJAND, April 18, 2009, Asia-Plus  -- Unidentified men have attacked police officer in the northern city of Isfara.

The source at the Sughd police directorate told Asia-Plus that the attack took place in one of central streets of Isfara Friday afternoon.

“Unidentified assailants shot at officer from the Isfara police department, Major Boirjon Yuldoshev, from pistol Makarov three times and escaped,” the source said, noting that Major Yuldoshev with serious injures from shot wounds is currently in the resuscitation department of the Isfara central hospital.

The Isfara prosecutor’s office has instituted criminal proceedings to investigate into the incident and operation to search for assailants is under way.