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Kazakh Counterintel Detains ‘Foreign Agent’ Who Planned Assassination of Country’s President

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So far, the Kazakh authorities have not specified where the suspect is from.

According to the counterintelligence, the agent had a sniper rifle, a large sum of money, and some drugs.

“On 25 March 2022, in the city of Nur-Sultan, the counterintelligence of the National Security Committee detained a foreign intelligence agent, a citizen of Republic ‘A’, who was planning the assassination of the president of Kazakhstan and a number of high-ranking civil servants”, the authorities stated.

The National Security Committee also noted that the detained agent was pushing anti-Russian propaganda and inciting anti-Russia sentiment on the internet.

The suspect has admitted the offences, and an investigation into terrorist activities was launched, the authorities noted.

A video depicting the detention of the agent was published on Sunday.

The Central Asian country suffered from a wave of riots earlier this year that resulted in the deaths of at least 230 people. The outburst of violence forced President Tokayev to request assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), with peacekeepers securing strategic facilities in the country, while Kazakh authorities quelled the riots.

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