Former Kyrgyz MP detained for aiding IS terrorists

Former Kyrgyz MP detained for aiding IS terrorists
# 20 July 2015 23:32 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A former member of the Kyrgyz parliament was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of aiding terrorists who were planning attacks in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the country's security service said Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The National Security State Committee (NSSC) said that a former "Ak Zhol" party MP was arrested at the Manas International Airport near Bishkek when trying to leave the country.

The name of the detainee has not been disclosed.

Last week, the NSSC stopped a series of terrorist attacks against those conducting prayers during the celebration of last Friday's Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, and a Russian air force base in Kant near Bishkek.

At least four extremists were killed and seven arrested in the counter-terrorist mission.

"The detained ex-MP aided terrorists with funds and provided them with weapons," the NSSC said.

The NSSC also found this former MP had direct contact and stable relations with the Islamic State (IS).

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