Iran condemns Aktobe terrorist attack

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jaberi Ansari slammed the terrorist attack of Kazakhstan Oktobe, which took place on June 5.

Extending his sympathy to families of victims, Jaberi Ansari underlined the need to cooperate to confront terrorism, saying, “the attack once again showed the high possibility of terrorist actions in Central Asia and indicates the need to cooperate fully to fight extremism and its political and ideological bases.”

According to Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan on June 5, a group of "followers of radical, nontraditional religious movements" attacked two gun shops and an army unit of the National Guard in Aktobe, a city located 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Russia’s border, TASS reported.

Seven people were killed in the attack, including three servicemen. 38 people were wounded, the Kazakh Health Ministry said.

A total of 13 criminals were killed in an anti-terrorist operation and four others were wounded. Another nine people were detained on suspicion of their involvement in the attacks. A moderate "yellow" terrorist alert has been declared in all regions of the republic for at least 40 days, the same source reported.




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