Wednesday, June 8 2016 21:37 EEST
Kazakhstan to toughen anti-terrorism legislation
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In general, it is important to strengthen the mechanisms that will let actively respond to these threats, the authorities said.

The head of the parliamentary lower house on International affairs, defense and security Maulen Ashimbayev doesn’t exclude that they can adopt legislative amendments to toughen anti-terrorist measures following the events in Aktobe.

'As a result of these events, we are to reconsider and analyze the effectiveness of our laws. Perhaps, we will introduce some changes to the laws to toughen the measures against terrorism and extremism,' he said in Astana on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the MP noted that all the state structure should strengthen the measures to prevent terrorism.

'As a result of anti-terrorist operations, we should strengthen some areas not only of law enforcement’s activities, but of the whole state structure, local government offices and other state bodies,' Ashimbayev said.

On June 5, a group of religious radicals attacked two weapons shops and a military unit in Aktobe. The incident resulted in 7 killed and 37 wounded people. Most of them were soldiers.

As reported earlier by, Attackers killed three people at a military base and two gun shops in the Kazakh city of Aktobe.

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