Kazakhstan, Astana, 13 Feb. / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
Law enforcement and special agencies in Atyrau region (western Kazakhstan) detected and defused a terrorist group that planned to carry out a number of attacks on law enforcement officers in the area, the press-service of the prosecutor's office of Atyrau region said on Wednesday.
"The group consisted mostly of Kurmangazy district residents. Criminal proceedings against the head of the group, Kim Ramiz, born in 1983, and other active members were initiated by the National Security Department of Atyrau region on February 6 under part two of Article 233-2 of the Criminal Code (founding, directing a terrorist group and participating in its activities)," the regional prosecutor's office said.
It also reported that in the course of a criminal investigation, two shotguns and components for improvised explosive devices belonging to members of the group were found and seized.
The court chose a preventive measure in the form of arrest of active members of the group and their leader Kim Ramiz.
"Investigative activities are in progress. The situation in the region remains stable and controlled by law enforcement authorities," the regional prosecutor's office said.
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