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Terrorist Financing Attempt Terminated In Kazakhstan

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 01:41

In Kazakhstan, the National Security Committee terminated an attempt to finance terrorist activities, as reported by a number of local information publications. According to representatives of the agency, about $15,000 were seized from the 33 members of the religious extremist organization “Al-Takfir wal-Hijra” who had been detained as a result of a special operation. “The purpose and origin of this money is to be found out in the framework of the ongoing investigation of the case,” so reads the response to an official request of a publications.

 

Also, the National Security Committee says that they are currently finding out the identities of the Kazakh person who had allegedly been involved in the abduction of money from the treasury of the terrorist organization Islamic State.

 

“In early December 2016, a number of news agencies cited Arabic online resources and published information about a native of Kazakhstan who went under the alias “Abu Faiza.” Allegedly, he stole a million dollars from the ISIS treasury in Syria. The identity of this citizen of Kazakhstan is to be found out, as well as the circumstances of the above events,” the National Security Committee of the Republic informs.

 

Representatives of the structure also reported that currently there are no permanent channels for financing of international terrorist organizations from Kazakhstan. “However, the National Security Committee, jointly with a number of interested state bodies, have revealed and thwarted attempts to finance extremist and terrorist activities on the part of certain individuals. The tranche sizes ranged from $15,000 to $230,000,” the Committee stated.



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