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Kyrgyz editor says grenades planted in his offices

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 March 2013
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March 04, 2013

By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service

BISHKEK – The chief editor of the independent Kyrgyz "Tribuna" newspaper says three grenades purportedly found in the periodical's offices in the capital must have been planted.

Police said it found the grenades and detonators in a paper-box in the office on March 4.

Yrys Omurzakov alleged to RFE/RL that the grenades must have been planted by security agents as retaliation for his recently published book criticizing Kyrgyzstan's current government.

The "Tribuna" newspaper is a private weekly in Russian that frequently publishes materials by opposition groups.

Meanwhile, police officials say the newspaper offices were searched after an anonymous caller informed police about explosives inside the offices.

With additional reporting by Interfax

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