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Kazakhstan Cites Terror-Suspect Links To Afghanistan, Pakistan

A spokesman for a Kazakh provincial court says the questioning of some of the 22 suspects being held on terrorism charges has revealed that they received funding from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Boranbai Galiev, the press secretary for the Atyrau Provincial Court, said one of the suspects had been in constant contact with Afghanistan and Pakistan through the Internet.

Atyrau, in western Kazakhstan, has seen several terrorist attacks and security operations since May, including the country's first suicide bomber.

Galiev said money for the group was deposited in a Kazakhstan bank.

compiled from local and regional agency reports