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CSTO Rules Out Interfering in Kazakhstan's Aktobe Situation

The CSTO secretary general said Kazakhstan's security services acted "quickly and efficiently" in response to militants' attack on two gun shops and an army unit in Aktobe.

YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Recent events in Kazakhstan's town of Aktobe do not pose a threat to members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), threre are no plans to interfere in the situation, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said on Tuesday.

"We are certainly monitoring the situation. But I think these events are not threatening the collective security system," Bordyuzha told reporters in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.

"Kazakhstan's security bodies reacted quickly and efficiently staving off these attacks…We are not going to interfere," Bordyuzha said.

A group of suspected Islamist militants attacked two gun shops and an army unit on Sunday in Kazakhstan's north-western town of Aktobe. According to Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry, 13 of the attackers were killed in shootouts with police, while eight gunmen were detained.

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