ASTANA Kazakhstan’s state security service is conducting a special operation in the city of Aktobe, the site of a deadly Islamist attack in June, the Central Asian nation’s government said on Wednesday.
“Detentions are being made in different parts of the city,” a spokesman for the Information and Communications Ministry said, declining to provide details.
The June attack, in which at least 20 people were killed, targeted a national guard base and firearms shops in Aktobe. It was the deadliest incident of its kind since the country became independent of the Soviet Union in 1991.
(Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)