Former Kyrgyz MP held for aiding terrorists


kyrgBishkek: A former member of the Kyrgyzstan parliament was arrested on Monday on suspicion of aiding terrorists who were planning attacks in the capital Bishkek, the security service said.

The National Security State Committee (NSSC) said the former Ak Zhol party MP — whose name was not disclosed — was arrested at the Manas International Airport near Bishkek while trying to leave the country, Xinhua reported.

On Friday, the NSSC stopped terrorist attacks against those conducting prayers during Eid-ul-Fitr.

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 that the former MP had direct contact with the Islamic State.