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Atyrau blasts tagged terrorist attack

01 november 2011, 17:41
Explosion area in Sary-Arka region, building No.30. Photo courtesy of azh.kz
Explosion area in Sary-Arka region, building No.30. Photo courtesy of azh.kz
A criminal case under Terrorism with the use of explosive or blasting devices charges was initiated after the blasts that happened in Atyrau on October 31, Tengrinews.kz reports citing press-secretary of the oblast Prosecution Office Svetlana Dzhumasheva.

Persons involved in the blasts are currently being identified and investigation is in process. According to Dzhumasheva, criminogenic situation in the city is stable, all organizations and companies are working normally and there are no reasons for panicking.

Earlier Tengrinews.kz English reported that two explosions happened in Atyrau in the morning of October 31. The first blast was in the garbage can at Kulmanov street. Later an unknown man blew himself up in Saryarka region. The terrorists apprehension operation was held in Atyrau at night on November 1. The details of the operations are unknown yet.

On November 1 Islamic group Djund Al-Khalifat (Soldiers of Khalifat) claimed responsibility for the explosions. Islamists placed the message clamining responsibility for the terrorist attack on jihadist forums. According to representatives of the group, the explosion was intentionally made by a suicide bomber and the terrorist attack “was just a warning for the government”.

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