6 Mar 2018 11:42

Kazakh special services prevent 38 terror acts in past 5 years - National Security Committee deputy head

ASTANA. March 6 (Interfax) - Thirty-eight terrorist acts have been prevented in Kazakhstan since 2013, Nurgali Bilisbekov, deputy chairman of the Kazakh National Security Committee, said.

"Efforts to update interaction between different agencies and counter-intelligence activities have helped prevent 38 terrorist acts since 2013," Bilisbekov said at a Kazakh government meeting in Astana on Tuesday when summing up the results of the state program for the fight against religious extremism and terrorism in 2013-2017.

The share of the country's facilities that meet anti-terror protection requirements increased to 40% over the abovementioned period. The material and technical resources of units in charge of efforts to minimize and deal with the aftermath of terrorist acts have been enhanced, Bilisbekov said.