Kazakh Special Services Prevent Terrorist Attack In Nur-Sultan - Security Committee

Kazakh Special Services Prevent Terrorist Attack in Nur-Sultan - Security Committee

Kazakh security services have prevented a terrorist attack in the capital of Nur-Sultan, the press service of the National Security Committee said on Thursday

ALMATY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th March, 2020) Kazakh security services have prevented a terrorist attack in the capital of Nur-Sultan, the press service of the National Security Committee said on Thursday.

"On March 25, 2020, as a result of operational-search measures, the National Security Committee detained a follower of a destructive religious movement in Nur-Sultan.

He is suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in the capital under the influence of the ideology of the Islamic State international terrorist group [IS, banned in Russia]," the statement said.

According to the press service, an improvised explosive device with striking components was seized during the operation.

A criminal case was launched against the suspect for "preparing to carry out an act of terrorism." The investigation is ongoing.

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