The Islamic state group is trying to establish itself in the former USSR, particularly in Central Asia, from Afghanistan, the Russian head of intelligence (FSB) said Thursday, in the aftermath of an attack in Tajikistan lent to the Islamic state. “We are seeing increased activity by Islamic state units in Afghanistan,” said Alexander Bortnikov, the…

Intelligence agencies in Russia and Central Asia have arrested and extradited more than 150 suspected terrorists over the past year, said Asylbek Kozhobekov, director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Regional Counter-Terrorism Committee (SCTC)… “Together, the competent authorities of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the second half of 2017 and the first…