2 Feb 2018 11:27

Secret terrorist cell leader detained in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK. Feb 2 (Interfax) - Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security has detained a citizen of one of the CIS countries who was on the international wanted list on charges of extremism and setting up a secret terrorist cell in Kyrgyzstan.

A committee spokesman told Interfax on Friday that a CIS country's citizen, born in 1971, who was on the international wanted list for extremism-related crimes was detained during counter-terrorism operations aimed at neutralizing secret terrorist cells engaged in subversive activities in Kyrgyzstan.

"It has been established that the detained man set up and led a clandestine cell. He used forged documents, including a Kyrgyz citizen's passport, to undertake his criminal activities and also created a recruitment base in the Fergana Valley on orders issued by the leaders of an international terrorist organization," the spokesman said.

The detainee has already been transferred to representatives of partners' relevant agencies that will prosecute him, he said.