Extremists who planned terror acts detained in Almaty

Extremists who planned terror acts detained in Almaty

Kazakh National Security Committee officers have detained two suspected extremists in Almaty who were planning terrorist attacks in crowded places, the committee said.

According to the Kazakh authorities, the suspects were detained on February 14 and were arrested by court order.

"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", Sputnik cited the committee as saying.

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

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