SCO special services conduct exercises in Kyrgyzstan to fight terrorist attacks

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Regular joint anti-terrorist exercises are being held in Kyrgyzstan.

“On September 15-17, the Kyrgyz Antiterrorist Center of the State Committee for National Security is holding regular joint anti-terror exercises of the competent authorities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states “CentrAsia-Antiterror-2015” in the form of staff training. The purpose of these exercises is organizing and carrying out search operations to avoid terrorist attacks in SCO territory,” the National Security Committee press service informed.

The exercise was attended by delegations of the SCO Executive Committee of the Regional Antiterrorist Structure, as well as official representatives of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. In turn, Mongolia, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan have an observer status. In September, 2014, Pakistan and India formally applied for SCO membership.

Text and pictures by IA Novosti-Kazakhstan