Security forces and police have killed four suspected terrorists in a special operation near Kazakhstan's western city of Atyrau, officials say.
The Kazakh prosecutor's office says the four might have been involved in an attack against police in Atyrau last week.
According to the officials, the four refused to surrender and opened fire at police and security forces.
Guns, ammunition, and components of explosive devices were found in the house where the four suspects were hiding.
The antiterrorist operation follows an explosion and a gun battle near a police station in Atyrau last week.
Two policemen were injured in the incident then.
That attack took place after five alleged terrorists were killed by security troops in a nearby town of Kulsary on September 12.
Based on reporting by KazTAG and Aq Zhaiyq