Hundreds of Kazakhstani children are living in refugee camps in Syria after their parents were killed fighting for 'Islamic State' (IS).
The defeat of IS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.
Co-operation between Central Asian states, as exhibited by the US and Russia in the St. Petersburg case, will help the region foil future terrorist attacks, say observers.
The Centre for Analysis and Development of Interfaith Relations in Pavlodar Province has launched several initiatives to help vulnerable individuals resist extremism.
The suspects, two men and two women, were detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Tashkent, according to police.
The order for the New Year's Day attack on the Reina nightclub came from a senior Russian Syria-based IS extremist named Islam Atabiyev, codenamed Abu Jihad, Turkish authorities say.
Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended this week.
The suspects appeared in a video using the Kazakh language, threatening law enforcement and government personnel.
In one recent operation, the country's intelligence service arrested 10 people who were spreading 'Islamic State' propaganda via online social networks.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society is scanning the internet, including social media, and bookstores for banned content.