The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism: Jihadi Activity in Kazakhstan?

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The prestigious International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, located at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, released a new report concerning possibleJihadi Activity in Kazakhstan.

According to this extremely reliable source “Over the past six months, terror-related incidents have been on the rise in Kazakhstan, raising concerns of Islamist activity in this hitherto relatively peaceful and stable Central Asia republic.

On 17 May 2011, three people were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a security services office in Aktobe. The motives were unclear, and opinions were divided whether this was terrorism or criminal case. Authorities blamed militant Islamists for the attack but called it an isolated incident.
In September and October 2011, the militant group Jund al-Khilafah released two videos of a rocket attack that they claimed to have conducted against an American military base in Khost, Afghanistan on 11 July 2011.
On 29 August 2011 Kazakh security services arrested 18 people in Atyrau and charged them with plotting terrorist activities.
On 31 October 2011, two bombs exploded in Atyrau, Kazakhstan targeting government buildings. An 18 month old baby was hurt by glass from broken windows caused by the explosion. The bomber was killed and was later identified as Baurzhan Kanatovich. Upon searching his apartment, police discovered a homemade bomb, bomb-making materials and instructions. The Kazhak Prosecuter-General’s office said three suspects had been arrested and confessed to involvement in both attacks, which were classified as terrorist acts by government officials. Jund al-Khilafah claimed responsibility for the attack, but said that the bomb exploded prematurely as the attacker was carrying it and that he was not a suicide attacker.
On 12 November 2011, seven people were killed when an ethnic Khazak man, identified as M. K. Kariyev, carried out an armed assault specifically targeting police in Taraz. The militant group Jund al-Khilafah claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened further attacks if the government of Kazakhstan does not repeal a recently passed religious law.”

You can read the full report, in PDF version here: Jihadi Activity in Kazakhstan ICT

2 Responses to “The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism: Jihadi Activity in Kazakhstan?”

  1. max1mos111

    Here is the car trafficking and banks ledgers for money laundering possibly linked to Hizbullah. 2 billion dollars

    24 January for inspection of vehicles in a competitive environment. The head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law “on amendments and additions to certain legislative acts of KAZAKHSTAN concerning the compulsory technical inspection of motor vehicles and trailers”, aimed at regulating relations in the sphere of technical inspection of vehicles in connection with the transfer of this function in a competitive environment.

    Under the Act, technical inspection will be responsible for technical inspection centres included authorized body in the field of transport and communications in the register of technical inspection centres.

    26 January, the Attorney General of KAZAKHSTAN reported that the High Court of London asserted claims to the former leadership of BTA Bank for damages worth more than $ 2 billion.

    Investigative and operational groups Attorney General investigation 50 episodes in criminal cases concerning illegal and misappropriation of funds “BTA Bank” JSC, and charged 23 persons engaged in the theft of assets of the Bank.

  2. max1mos111

    Joshua Foust sent me a letter today that elections were re held out of the norm to appease protesters similar to the global movement of the Arab Uprising and NTC forces in Syria and Libya. He also stated the government has reindontrinated newer policies against hate crimes and religious extremism as well as internet crimes. I’m a big fan of anti narcotics beef up for this region. Heroin.


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