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Children’s camp comes under fire in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe amid anti-terror operation

June 08, 2016, 10:10 UTC+3 ASTANA
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ASTANA, June 8. /TASS/. Unknown attackers have opened fire on a children’s camp in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe where a search for a group of criminals linked to terrorist attacks in the northwestern city is underway, the head of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee said on Wednesday.

"Today at 8.06 a.m. local time (0206GMT) the guards of a pioneer camp came under fire from a plain-barrel gun opened from a white car," Vladimir Zhumakanov told the country’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, according to the presidential press service.

A special operation is ongoing to detain the suspected militants involved in Sunday’s attacks on two gun shops and an army unit in Aktobe. Six suspects remain at large, Zhumakanov said.

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