Kazakh Security Committee: Two extremists who planned terror acts detained in Almaty

Kazakh Security Committee: Two extremists who planned terror acts detained in Almaty
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Kazakh National Security Committee officers have detained two suspected extremists in Almaty who were planning terrorist attacks in crowded places, the committee said in a statement, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The suspects were detained on 14 February and were arrested by court order, the Kazakh authorities said in an official statement.

"During investigative actions at their place of residence, a homemade explosive device with striking elements, components for its manufacture, knives, smartphones with photo and video material of alleged targets for the attack were seized", the committee said.

​According to investigators, the arrestees were preparing terrorist acts in the republic, including in crowded places.

 

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