Almaty facility owners fined for inadequate protection against terrorism

By Arman Kaliyev

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Police in Almaty have fined the owners or operators of 80 facilities for not taking adequate measures to protect against potential terrorist attacks, Kazakhstan Today reported Thursday (November 16).

As part of a national counter-terrorism law, police inspect local facilities at least once yearly to evaluate their protection from potential terrorism.

Almaty has 1,574 facilities considered vulnerable to terrorism, including 146 government buildings and 1,242 public places.

So far this year, police have inspected 1,030 of those facilities.

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