Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
A meeting chaired by Governor of the Kazakh Atyrau Region Bergei Rysskaliyev made a decision to install additional 600 intellectual surveillance cameras following two explosions occurred in Atyrau this week, KAZINFORM reported.
"All the social facilities of the oblast centre such as schools, hospitals, polyclinics, kindergartens, cultural centers will be under day-and-night surveillance," Deputy Governor Bolat Daukenov said.
A bomb exploded in a garbage bin outside the regional administration building in the Atyrau city in western Kazakhstan On Oct. 31. No casualties were reported. The blast did not cause damage to the residential and office buildings.
The second explosion took place on a vacant lot near a neighborhood of the Atyrau city. An unidentified man blew himself up and died as a result. No other victims reported.
Two criminal cases were filed under the Article 233 (terrorism) of the Criminal Code on the facts of explosions.
On Tuesday the U.S. SiteIntelligenceGroup (SIG), which specializes in publishing the statements of various terrorist groups reported that The Jund al Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate had claimed responsibility for the recent blasts in the Kazakh city of Atyrau.
The SIG reported that this group had earlier called on the Kazakh government to cancel the recently approved law on religion.
The Kazakh President signed the law on religious activities on Oct.13.
Its provisions, in particular the ban on prayer rooms in public institutions, education and health facilities, as well as in military units, have caused a mixed reaction in the Kazakh society. Several NGOs have demanded to revise the document and dismiss the head of the agency for religious affairs.