Kyrgyz security forces avert terrorist attacks preparing by nationalist-separatist movements
A series of terrorist attacks, averted by Security Forces of Kyrgyzstan, have been preparing by a group of nationalist-separatists. This was announced today at a press conference in Bishkek by the Minister of Internal Affairs Zarylbek Rysaliev, news agency "24.kg" reported.
Zarylbek Rysaliev reminded that security forces arrested nine citizens of Kyrgyzstan, on November 22. There were Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Russian nationals. Moreover, an ethnic Russian earlier converted to Islam and got into an extremist group.
The detainees, said Zarylbek Rysaliev, have no links to international terrorist or extremist organizations. He said that he talked with some of the arrested persons. "This group is purely nationalist-separatist sense, the minister continues. These people were planning to commit terrorist attacks in Bishkek, Osh, and other towns in the south of the country. The goal - destabilization of socio-political situation. They planned to attack stores and markets."
According Mr. Rysaliev, some of the detainees has been repeatedly tried and had links with criminals. The Interior Minister did not disclose the names of originators, but stressed that they were determined.
Force officers seized explosives, guns, fake machines, drugs, detonators and ready explosive devices.