BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz authorities detained four men accused of planning terrorist attacks, the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) said Wednesday (June 28), according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
The GKNB did not disclose the date or location of the arrests. The men's alleged terror cell was affiliated with an unspecified international terrorist group, according to the GKNB.
The four suspects, aged 21 to 34, were plotting terrorist attacks in Kyrgyz border areas, said the GKNB.
Last year, Kyrgyz authorities thwarted at least 17 terrorist attacks, said Temir Jumakadyrov, chairman of the country's Defence Council, Tuesday (June 27).