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Five Killed In Counterterrorism Raid In Kyrgyzstan

Weapons and leaflets allegedly found in a raid in March on supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh (RFE/RL) JALALABAD, July 14, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Five people were killed and one Kyrgyz police officer was injured during a raid against suspected terrorists in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Oitalbek Osmonov, a spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's National Security Service, told RFE/RL that the men killed were terrorists from a number of banned groups, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Hizb ut-Tahrir.

He said they had been involved in "several prominent terrorist attacks."

Osmonov said the victims had been planning further terrorist attacks in Kyrgyzstan.

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