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Kyrgyzstan foils terror attack ahead of new year

Xinhua,December 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

BISHKEK, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan's security service has detained a militant who was preparing an act of terrorism in the new year holidays, the State Committee for National Security said in a statement on Friday.

National security agencies received information about a Syrian terrorist organization, whose members were sent to the CIS countries, with a view to committing a series of terrorist actions during the New Year holidays, it said.

The statement did not reveal the name of the terrorist group.

Security officers later identified several members of the group. One of them has been detained.

The detainee received assignment from crossed the Syrian-Turkish border with the intent of subsequent entry into the territory of Russia, according to the statement. Enditem