Kazakhstan foiled 38 terror acts since 2013: security official


ASTANA -- Kazakhstan has prevented 38 terrorist acts during the past five years, Nurgali Bilisbekov, deputy chairman of the National Security Committee (KNB), said at a cabinet session Tuesday (March 6), Kazinform reported.

"Refinement of inter-agency co-operation and of counterintelligence activity enabled the prevention of 38 terrorist acts from 2013 onwards," he said.

Authorities can take credit for "positive achievements in fighting extremism and terrorism" as Kazakhstan last year completed the 2013-2017 state programme on battling extremism, according to Bilisbekov.

The country spent 98 billion KZT ($310 million) overall on the programme, with 27.8 billion KZT ($87 million) coming from the national budget and 70.2 billion KZT ($220 million) from local funds, he said.

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