Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan: 26 “criminals” were eliminated, another 18 “armed terrorists” were wounded Another 18 “terrorists” were injured. In the course of special operations, security officials detained 3,000 people. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that all buildings of city halls and police stations were taken under control
During special operations in Kazakhstan during the protests, 26 “ criminals '' were eliminated, according to the TV channel Khabar 24 with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic.
18 more 'armed terrorists' wounded, the department noted. In total, 3 thousand people were detained during the riots.
Khabar 24 confirmed the previously announced data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that 18 security officials were killed during the riots. Another 748 police officers and National Guard officers were injured.
“ All buildings of city and regional akimats, as well as police departments in the republic have been taken under control, '' & mdash; noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
'Khabar 24' also reported on the situation in Alma-Ata. The night before, street fighting and clashes broke out in the city again. The media published videos in which single shots and bursts were heard, as well as explosions were filmed.
According to the presenter of the TV channel, the shootings in Alma-Ata continued throughout the night, and individual shots could be heard in the morning. “ On Republic Square, a group of extremists barricaded the building of the Mir TV channel, there are victims, the bodies of the dead are lying right on the street, '' & mdash; she added.
On the eve of the General Prosecutor's Office of Kazakhstan announced the initiation of criminal cases on riots, as well as the commission of acts of terrorism. The perpetrators face imprisonment for a term of up to life with deprivation of citizenship.
The fact that the seizure of large infrastructure in Kazakhstan is carried out by “ terrorist gangs '', President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said 5 January. According to him, their participants were trained abroad.
In particular, he said that near Alma-Ata there was a battle with “ terrorists '' paratroopers of the Ministry of Defense of the country are leading. Tokayev emphasized that it was precisely the “ terrorists '' They seize important objects, as well as premises with weapons, are fighting with cadets of schools.
In this regard, Tokayev appealed to the CSTO countries and asked for assistance. The organization has agreed to send a peacekeeping contingent to the republic for a limited period.
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