Kyrgyzstan detains member of international terrorist group

BISHKEK, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Special services of Kyrgyzstan detained a member of the international terrorist organization, the press service of the National Security Committee said on Thursday.

The detainee is a 23-year-old Kyrgyz citizen, who was recruited by the emissaries of terrorist organizations in 2015 while staying abroad and transferred to the Syrian-Iraqi zone of armed conflict.

After receiving combat training, the detainee came back to Kyrgyzstan to create a militant underworld.

A criminal case has been filed against the detainee, who is now placed in the jail of the Kyrgyz National Security Committee.

According to the latest official data, about 500 Kyrgyz citizens in Syria are members of international terrorist organizations. About 45 Kyrgyz citizens died in war and about 50 returned to their homeland.

In 2016, 17 terrorist attacks were prevented in Kyrgyzstan and eight terrorist groups were eliminated. Enditem

[ Editor: meng ]


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