Islamic supremacism was long dormant in the Central Asian former Soviet republics. But that is changing now. “Kazakhstan: Suicide bomber targets Kazakh state security building,” from AKI, May 17 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
May 17, Aktyubinsk (AKI) – A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday outside a regional security building in the western Kazakh city of Aktyubinsk, a police source said, cited by RIA Novosti news agency.
Only the bomber was killed in the attack, according to RIA Novosti….
Terrorist attacks are rare in the Central Asian state, which has been ruled by the former Soviet-era leader Nursultan Nazarbayev since independence in 1991.