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Police arrest 19 in Uzbek attacks

Uzbek authorities on Friday blamed international terrorism for a wave of explosions and attacks that killed 47 people in the Central Asian country and said they have arrested 19 suspects. Police have seized a wide array of arms and sophisticated bombmaking materials from safe houses and have determined that many of the militants were trained abroad and not in Uzbekistan, said Uzbek Prosecutor General Rashid Kadyrov. “This gives us reason to believe that these are deeds of international terrorist organizations,” Kadyrov said at a briefing in Tashkent. “We need to ask, was it possible to prepare all this in one or two days? The obvious answer is that the preparation for this was on a large scale and took a long time.” Full Story

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