Kazakh Security Agency Seeks Terrorism Ban on Two Groups

A senior Kazakh security official announced on September 15 that the National Security Committee has formally requested the addition of two groups to Kazakhstan's list of banned terrorist organizations, "Kazakhstan Today" and gazeta.kz reported.

Askar Amerkhanov, the deputy chief of staff of the National Security Committee's counterterrorism center, added that the formal request was submitted to the Prosecutor-General's Office seeking the banning of the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo religious sect and another unspecified "regional grouping."