ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Authorities in Kazakhstan say special forces have killed four suspected terrorists accused of a bombing attack on a police station in the western oil city of Atyrau last week.
The General Prosecutor’s Office says the group refused
to surrender when surrounded in a house Friday morning and opened fire
on special forces officers.
It says weapons, ammunition, firebombs and components for explosive devices were found at the house.
Kazakhstan, a sprawling mainly Muslim former Soviet
nation west of China, saw an unprecedented surge last year in terrorist
activity apparently linked to Islamist extremism. A number of attacks
have been reported over the summer after a largely quiet first half of