On March 13, 2020, according to the results of operational and search measures in Almaty city, the National Security Committee detained and arrested an adherent of Daesh ideology (international terrorist organization which is banned in Kazakhstan) with the approval of the court.
The person under arrest is suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in crowded places during the celebration of Nauryz meiramy holiday. Two combat grenades were seized during the investigative actions.
Criminal proceedings have been instituted against him under Articles 255 (Act of Terrorism) and 258 (Financing of Terrorist or Extremist Activities and Other Aiding to Terrorism or Extremism) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The investigation is ongoing.
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