Kyrgyz Interior Ministry denies reports on Kyrgyz-origins of grenade explored in Kazakh city
Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Interior has denied reports of Kazakh counterparts that a grenade launcher used in Kazakh city of Taraz of Zhambyl oblast was brought from Kyrgyzstan, 24.kg news agency reported.
"Law enforcement and security agencies of Kyrgyzstan lost five grenade launchers in April - June, 2010. Following the investigative work, four launchers were returned. One LAW-7B is not returned but it significantly differs from grenade launcher LAW-26 used in Taraz," the Ministry said
Several explosions occurred in the city of Taraz on November, 12. All explosions occurred in the central part of the city - near the building of Zhambyl region's national security committee, the Civil Registry Office in central square, the building of the regional Akimat [regional governor's office] and the central grocery store. Seven people, including five policemen, were killed as a result
According to Kazakh media, one of the versions of the law-enforcement authorities of Zhambyl oblast was that grenade launcher exploded in Taraz had been brought from one of the neighboring countries, Kyrgyzstan in particular.
Edited by E. Kosolapova