Extremists planned to organize 30 acts of terrorism on the territory of Kazakhstan from 2014 to 2017, reports the published draft of the state program to counter religious extremism and terrorism for 2018-2022.
‘Representatives of radical ideology continue to be citizens of Kazakhstan, trained in questionable foreign theological. Despite the measures taken, the problem of the participation of citizens of our country in terrorist activities abroad continues to be relevant’, the document says.
‘125 citizens of Kazakhstan were returned or independently returned from the camps of international terrorist organizations, also the supporting and transit infrastructure in third countries, 57 of them were brought to criminal liability for participation in terrorist activities’, the document says.
In addition, it is reported that international terrorist organizations provoke antisocial attitudes, the split of Kazakhstani society by confessional signs, the erosion of national and religious identity. This is confirmed by the tragic events that occurred in 2016 in the cities of Aktobe and Almaty.