[This much murder and terrorism near the north shore of deep water lake Issyk-Kul must be related to the nearby Dastan torpedo plant and testing facility. The knife murders inside the Kazakh Ili-Alatau National Park were no doubt measures to secure a perimeter. Apprehension of the terrorists involved (Kazakh government claims that is no link) per-empted the evil they had on their minds.]
the Dastan torpedo plant. The plant manufactures the Shkval high-speed torpedo.
A criminal case is initiated under Part 2 of Article 96 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. There are several versions that are being tested during the search operations.
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Kazakh security forces killed nine people suspected of planning terror attacks in a shootout in the Almaty region, the Prosecutor General’s Office said.
The suspects opened fire after refusing to surrender to a special-forces unit that located them in the countryside, the Astana-based prosecutor’s office said today in a statement. One officer was wounded in the attack.
Kazakh security forces suspect the extremists were involved in a bomb blast in the Almaty region in July 11. The authorities are identifying the bodies, according to the statement.
“Radical elements are exerting severe pressure on the state and society as a whole,” Nazarbayev said.
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