Last updated: April 25, 2018

Kazakhstan arrests 21 suspected of plotting ‘terrorist’ attacks

President Nursultan Nazarbayev described the attacks in Kazakhstan in June and July as "terrorist" and blamed the Aktobe violence on radical Islamists acting on "instructions received from abroad"Kazakhstan said Wednesday it had arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places, after two deadly attacks that fuelled fears of rising extremism. The security service of mainly Muslim Kazakhstan said in a statement that it had arrested 21 people from three groups after detaining them in two western regions bordering Russia. The ex-Soviet country said it had foiled "attacks on law enforcement officers and also acts of terrorism in crowded public places" and had confiscated weapons, ammunition and TNT as well as "extremist" texts and symbols.

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