ASTANA -- Police in Egypt have detained six Kazakhstanis students, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Tuesday (July 25), quoting the Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry.
The ministry is asking Egypt to explain why it arrested the six, ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainaqov told RFE/RL.
Earlier, the ministry asked Egypt to help find the six men, who shared an apartment in Cairo and abruptly broke off communications with their families July 20, said Zhainaqov. The six went to Egypt to study Arabic.
They are not thought to be extremists, said Zhainaqov. However, some Kazakhstanis have become radicalised while studying or working abroad.