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Kyrgyzstan detains terror suspect sought by Uzbeks

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 18 October 2012
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October 18, 2012

Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security says it has detained a terrorist suspect wanted in neighboring Uzbekistan.

The committee identified the suspect as Habibullo Suleymenov, born in 1957 and a resident of Uzbekistan's eastern city of Ferghana.

It said Suleymenov is suspected of being a member of the Islamic Movement of Turkestan – a pan-regional Islamic militant group.

The Kyrgyz authorities said Suleymenov was detained this month during a security operation.

The announcement comes after the security committee said on October 17 that it had detained five suspected terrorists in a security operation and seized a large amount of weapons.

The State Committee for National Security said all five of those suspects were Kyrgyz citizens.

Based on reporting by AKIpress and Interfax

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