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3 Charged With Terrorism Offenses In Osh

September 16, 2013

Three men have been arrested in Kyrgyzstan's southern region of Osh on terrorism-related charges.

Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (UKMK) said on September 16 that the men -- a Kazakh national and two Kyrgyz citizens -- had arrived in Osh from Syria, where they had fought alongside rebel forces against Syrian government troops.

UKMK officials said the trio was apprehended as a result of antiterrorist operations conducted between late August and a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization last week.

Officials allege the three had been sent from Syria by an organization called the Union of Islamic Jihad with instructions to conduct a series of terrorist acts in Kyrgyzstan.

No more details have been revealed by UKMK.

Based on reporting by KyrTAG and ITAR-TASS

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/kyrgyzstan-terrorism/25107416.html

Copyright (c) 2013. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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