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Kazakhstan

Kazakhs Reportedly Break Up Terrorist Group

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title=" (RFE/RL)"> <img alt=" (RFE/RL)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p> (RFE/RL)</p></div>December 27, 2006 -- The daily newspaper "Izvestiya Kazakhstan" reports today that the country's security service has broken up the Stepnogorsk zhamaat terrorist group that was active in the northern part of the country.

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The newspaper alleged that the group was preparing to stage a number of robberies to fund plots to murder officials. The newspaper said security officials confiscated a number of weapons and some banned religious literature from the suspects.


("Izvestiya Kazakhstan")

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