Caspian International News Agency– Saken Minbaev, the spokesman of the national security committee of Kazakhstan, in a press conference today, announced that they had arrested an extremist and terrorist group who had planned to hijack an airplane to repeat an incident similar to September 11.
He added, “This terrorist group had also planned to attack frontier military units, Ministry of defense, and to assassinate security officials and Kazakhstan’s clerics.
Concerning the arrested people, this Kazakh security official said, “3 people have been arrested, one of whom is a Kyrgyz citizen and the two others are Kazakhs.
He added, “These people, lead by the Kyrgyz citizen, were planning to hijack an airplane from Taldykorgan airport, to repeat the September 11 attack in this country.
In the past few months, there have been several terrorist attacks in Aktobe and Almaty where many citizens and security forces were killed.
After these incidents, a red alert was declared in this country for a long time.
(Translating by Negar Lotfi)