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[10.05.23] Kyrgyz Police Detains Uzbek on Suspicion of Osh Blast Contacts

Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies detained an Uzbek citizen suspected of involvement in setting off an explosion in Osh (southern Kyrgyz town) on 8 May.
 
A source at the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry has told Interfax that one person was killed when a self-made device was detonated in an Osh currency exchange office on 8 May.
 
The ministry assessed this crime as an act of terror engineered by advocates of the radical religious group Khizb Ut-Tahrir.
 
The detained Uzbek national is suspected of having contacts with Khizb Ut-Tahrir extremists.
 
According to preliminary evidence, the gang that organised the blast in Osh consisted of three people. Kyrgyz interior officers are actively searching for the other two people involved.
 
UzReport, May 10, 2003

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