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Kazakh Authorities Detain Two More Suspects After Aqtobe Terrorist Attacks

A Kazakh police officer blocks a street near the site of an exchange of fire between security forces and suspected militants linked to deadly attacks this week in Aqtobe.

Kazakhstan's security service says it has detained another two suspected terrorists in a security operation, six days after dozens of gunmen carried out deadly attacks in the northwestern city of Aqtobe near the border with Russia.

Kazakhstan's National Security Committee announced the latest arrests on its website late on June 11.

It said the two suspects were arrested during a raid by authorities near Aqtobe, suggesting the operation was linked to counterterrorism operations carried out in response to the June 5 terrorist attacks.

Authorities on June 6 launched a raid in response to the attack that killed five suspected militants in Aqtobe, raising the death toll related to the attacks and the ongoing manhunt to 25 – including attackers.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax