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Kyrgyzstan Says Member Of International Terrorist Group Killed

Kyrgyz officials say a member of an international terrorist group has been "liquidated' near Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security said on September 6 that the 39-year-old perpetrator was killed in a shoot-out with law enforcement officers on August 29.

The man's identity and the group he allegedly belonged to was not disclosed.

Investigators found a rifle, an improvised explosive device, and a significant amount of ammunition in the slain man's possession.

Investigations have been launched into the incident.

Kyrgyz authorities say that hundreds of Kyrgyz men and women have joined the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq in recent years.

Based on reporting by Akipress and Interfax

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