Kyrgyzstan detains terror suspect sought by Uzbeks
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||18 October 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kyrgyzstan detains terror suspect sought by Uzbeks, 18 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5089073c2.html [accessed 27 December 2014]|
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