Young man plotting terror attack in southern Kyrgyzstan detained by authorities
A man suspected of extremist activity was detained in the southern city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Internal Affairs press office said early morning on 21 July.
A young man, whose name was undisclosed by the authorities, was born in 1995 and was involved in armed conflicts in the hostile Syrian-Iraqi zone. He has been trained in the camps of ISIL in Syria and is an active member of the international terrorist organization.
According to the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs, law enforcement officers have found multiple illegally stored materials of “extremist nature” during the search of the suspect’s residence. These included: photos, audio recordings, video clips, CDs, books, leaflets in Uzbek and Arabic, documents and records of dialogues confirming his involvement in extremist and terrorist activities.
What’s more, police found explosive devices and two RGD-5 (hand grenades) with fuses.
Local police in Osh have confirmed the young man’s involvement in the hostile Syrian-Iraqi zone. Soon after he had repatriated, he started propagandizing banned in Kyrgyzstan terrorist groups and disseminating extremist materials to locals. In addition, authorities said, he was planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the southern part of the country.