Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Kyrgyzstan Kills Militants Claiming They Are Linked To Extreme Islamic Groups

Posted by Info on 13/01/2011

Two suspected terrorists were killed and another was captured in a gunfight in Bishkek.
“This is a religious extremist group whose activists and leaders were trained in specialised camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Marat Imankulov, the first deputy chairman of the country’s State National Security Committee said after the fighting.
“They are adherents of radical persuasions and the brains behind the group aim to create a caliphate on the territory of the Ferghana valley.”

Kyrgyz authorities claimed
the men were members of the Islamic Jihad Union, a group linked to bombings at the US embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and planned attacks in Germany.

The crackdown follows a concerted anti-militant drive in neighbouring Tajikistan, which has seen 33 insurgents killed. (obviously no trials needed)

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