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Immigrants from Central Asia planning terrorist attacks detained in Almaty

The National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan detained a group of foreign citizens from Central Asia in the course of a special operation in Almaty on January 10, 2019, suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in Kazakhstan. Official report of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan says.

According to the committee, components for the manufacture of high-power improvised explosive devices, as well as firearms and their ammunition, were found and seized during a search at their place of temporary residence.

According to the investigation, the detainees acted following the instructions and under the leadership of Daesh militants abroad. According to the same data, it was planned to use explosive devices and carry out a subsequent armed attack in Almaty in places of mass gathering of civilians. Investigative activities continue.