Kazakhstani officials, law enfircement not ready for terrorist war – expert
Almaty. November 4. Interfax-Kazakhstan – A member of the Association for Border Cooperation Marat Shibutov believes that in the future Kazakhstani terrorists will employ the so-called "Dagestani tactics", for which the Kazakhstani officials and law enforcement are not ready.
"In the future Kazakhstani terrorists are likely to adopt the Dagestani tactics, that is they will be murdering state officials and members of the law enforcement to paralyze state governance," Shibutov said giving a lecture in Almaty on Thursday.
According to him, Kazakhstani officials and the law enforcement are not ready for a terrorist war.
"Their readiness is zero. Most officials and members of the law enforcement do not hide, cannot use weapons, their cars are not armored and they have no bodyguards.
In Dagestan a more or less important figure has several dozen bodyguards," Shibutov said.
"Administrative buildings in Kazakhstan have no protection either. It is easy to park a car rigged with explosives under the windows of a police building," he said.
At the same time, according to Shibutov, Kazakhstani terrorists have "weak organization and technical skills".
"The cells in Aktobe, Atyrau and Almaty are isolated. They have no single leader or network. These are just individual shoots rising here and there.
They can plant a bomb in a garbage can or blow up on their own bomb," he said.
"But they have solid tactical skills. This is clear from the results of the special forces operations to capture terrorists in Almaty and the villages of Kenkiyak and Shubarshi," Shibutov noted.