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Foreigner who created the foothold of extremists in the Fergana Valley detained in Bishkek

02 February, 12:30 237
Foreigner who created the foothold of extremists in the Fergana Valley detained in Bishkek

The detainee, according to the intelligence services, is on an international wanted list.

The intelligence services of Kyrgyzstan detained a citizen of one of the CIS countries who created a base in the Fergana Valley for recruiting people into the ranks of extremist organizations. It was reported to the BNews.kz correspondent by the State Committee of National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The 47-year-old "citizen” was detained under the counter-terrorism measures to neutralize the activities of underground terrorist cells that conduct subversive activities on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

The detainee, according to the intelligence services, is on the international wanted list for crimes of an extremist nature.

It was revealed that the detainee created and headed an underground cell. He used fake documents, including the passport of a Kyrgyz citizen, and also, at the direction of his leaders, created a recruiting foothold in the Fergana Valley.

Currently, the detained "citizen" was transferred to the representatives of the competent authorities of the partners for further involvement in the corresponding responsibility.

Earlier, the State Committee of National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic reported the detention of a number of persons who returned from Syria and Iraq to commit terrorist attacks in places of mass congestion and on the day of celebrating the Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan.

Later, a foreigner was detained in Bishkek, planning to commit terrorist attacks during the New Year holidays.

According to the intelligence services, more than 600 citizens of Kyrgyzstan are in the zone of military operations in Syria and Iraq, as well as about 700 Kazakhstanis, more than one thousand citizens of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The authorities of these countries periodically report the detentions of persons who returned home after training in Syria or Iraq.

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