The Kyrgyz National Security Service has denied information spread by some mass media in Kyrgyzstan that an attempt on the life of the Kyrgyz president's son has been made, the press service of the Kyrgyz National Security Service told a RIA Novosti correspondent on the phone on Tuesday.
The Agym newspaper reported on Tuesday that in the early hours of Saturday an attempt on the life of president Askar Akayev's senior son, Aidar, was made. It was reported that the assault was made with the use of a grenade on the crossing of Panfilov Street and Bokonbayev Street. A number of the local media quoted this information.
According to National Security Service officials, the rumours could have been caused by an insignificant accident in a Bishkek cafe when a gas cylinder dropped on the ground noisily. Accidentally, Aidar Akayev was near the site.
According to RIA Novosti, Aidar Akayev, 27, is an adviser to the Kyrgyz Finance Minister and is not involved in politics.
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