Kazakhstan doesn’t rule out involvement of people killed in Almaty region in other crimes
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 29 / Trend E.Kosolapova /
Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan investigates involvement of criminals who were killed during the raid in a house in Tan suburban area of Almaty region, in the murder of 11 people in the Aksai gorge of Kazakhstan, Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday.
As previously reported, on July 11 a blast hit a house of the Tausamaly village in Almaty region, which killed nine people.
A Kalashnikov machine gun, four submachine guns, 2 pistols, 2 revolvers, Vepr rifle, trim, large quantities of ammunition, 7.5 sacks of nitrate and other components of improvised explosive device, five tanks with cocktail, four radios and police uniforms were found and confiscated during the inspection of the house.
A criminal case under Articles 24 and 233 (preparation for terrorism) of the Criminal Code of the Republic was filed the same day.
During the criminal investigation, objective evidence of the involvement in this fact of an organized criminal group, whose leaders and active members didn't suffer by the explosion in the Tausamaly village and managed to escape from the police was found.
Members of the criminal group, having joined the ideology of religious extremism and finding in it justification of their illegal actions, planned to commit new crimes, including acts of terrorism in various regions of Kazakhstan.
As a result of search operations conducted by law enforcement agencies, head and the members of this organized criminal group on August 16 have been found in a house in Tan suburban area of Almaty region. During special operation in the house in which the criminals were hiding, there was a fire that led to the collapse of the roof and fire of a large part of the premises. The charred remains of 13 people have been found at the scene.
The testimony of the identified wives of members of the criminal group says that their husbands have practiced long and forcible retention of their children without communication with mothers. In addition, they forbade their wives to go out on their own and communicate with friends and keep them locked up in various rented apartments in the city of Almaty and its suburbs without documents and money.
On August 13-14 in Aksai gorge of Kazakhstan eleven people were found killed. They all died from multiple stab wounds. Among the dead are a famous huntsman Panayot Zaharopulo, his family members and employees of the park.