Russia, China round up joint naval exercise in Baltic SeaMilitary & Defense July 27, 21:27
Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in JerusalemSociety & Culture July 27, 21:07
Russian tennis star Sharapova granted wildcard for WTA tournament in CincinnatiSport July 27, 20:11
Russia invites Baltic partners to attend naval review in St. PetersburgMilitary & Defense July 27, 19:38
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey presents his credentials to ErdoganRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 19:03
Deadly wildfires in southern EuropeWorld July 27, 18:20
Russia interested in cooperation with Finland on Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy July 27, 18:14
New US anti-Russia sanctions way to pursue its economic interests with cynicism — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 18:11
Moscow surgeons separate newborn Siamese twins conjoined at head in 30 minutesSociety & Culture July 27, 17:57
BISHKEK, June 6. /TASS/. The Interior Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has put police on high alert in connection with a growing activity of terrorist organizations in the Aktyubinsk region of neighboring Kazakhstan, the ministry’s press service said on Monday.
It said the measures were taken amid a growing activity "of terrorist and extremist organizations on the territory of Aktyubinsk region in the Republic of Kazakhstan, resulting in an armed attack on military and guarded facilities with the seizure of hostages in which people were wounded and killed". Under the order, police are put on high alert from June 6, 2016.
The Interior Ministry noted that a need to boost security came also in connection with preparations for and holding of a next session of the CIS Heads of Government Council, due in Bishkek on Tuesday, June 7.
On Sunday, June 5, a group of "followers of radical non-traditional religious movements" committed a series of attacks on arms shops and a National Guard unit in Aktoba (former Aktyubinsk)," the Kazakh Interior Ministry reported. "Six people were killed, including three servicemen. Ten people were wounded. Seven attackers were detained and four were killed. The police are after the rest," it said on Sunday.
A counter-terrorism regime has been imposed in the region. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev personally controls the situation in Aktoba.