Kazakh president says nearly all terrorists neutralized in Aktobe
Nearly all terrorists who attacked on June 5 arms shops and a military unit of the National Guard have been neutralized in Aktobe (former Aktyubinsk in western Kazakhstan), Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a meeting of the country's Security Council on Friday.
"The actions of law enforcement structures made it possible to neutralize nearly all criminals; several of them are on a wanted list," Nazarbayev said.
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He expressed confidence that "law enforcement agencies will find everyone, they will get a relevant punishment."
"Terrorist acts have changed society’s attitude, the population justly condemns them, expecting resolute actions," Nazarbayev said.
He expressed gratitude to police officers, the National Guard, special units "for effective counteraction to terrorists." He also thanked all Kazakhs "for support of actions against criminals, as well as solidarity shown during the national mourning held in the country." The Kazakh leader reassured that the state will "render comprehensive assistance to the families of those killed."