By Alexander Bogatik
ASTANA -- Authorities from Kazakhstan's Cyber Security Division and National Security Committee (KNB) have detained 12 members of a criminal group selling drugs on the internet, said the KNB Friday (November 3).
Authorities monitoring the "dark web" identified Astana- and Almaty-based online drug stores, according to the KNB.
The illicit website administrators, after receiving payment, sent buyers directions to drug stashes, added the KNB.
The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.