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Islamic Extremists Claim Responsibility For Kazakh Bombings

November 01, 2011

The Islamic extremist group Kateeba Jund al-Khalifat has claimed responsibility for two bombings in western Kazakhstan that reportedly left the suspected bomber dead on October 31.

The group posted its claim on the kavkazcenter website, which is regularly used by extremist groups to publicize their activities.

The group denied a suicide bomber was involved in the attacks in the city of Atyrau, saying the man was killed when the bomb exploded prematurely.

Kateeba Jund al-Khalifat has threatened Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's government for passing new restrictive laws on religion.

compiled from local agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/islamic_extremist_group_claim_responsibility_kazakhstan_bombings/24378031.html

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