Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan: eight security officials were killed, more than 300 were injured during the riots in the country The authorities said that as a result of recent events hundreds of people were injured, including more than 300 law enforcement officers. Eight security officials died
As a result of the riots in Kazakhstan, eight law enforcement officers were killed. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, excerpts from which are quoted by Sputnik Kazastan.
“ Hundreds of people who ensure law and order and public health were injured at the hands of the outrageous crowd '' law enforcement officers, doctors, as well as ordinary residents, including the elderly. 317 police officers and members of the National Guard were injured. Eight killed '', & mdash; the message says.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that the attacks were carried out on administrative buildings, healthcare facilities, trade, catering, banks.
According to Zakon.kz, two servicemen were killed during the anti-terrorist operation at the Almaty airport. The publication did not specify whether they were included in the total death toll, named by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Official data on the casualties and deaths among the civilian population will be released.
In the evening of January 5 a state of emergency was introduced throughout Kazakhstan. Initially, he operated in the western regions of the country, as well as in Alma-Ata.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev blamed terrorist gangs that had been trained abroad for the riots. According to him, we are talking about well-trained groups that seize weapons and infrastructure. Tokayev noted that the airborne unit of the Ministry of Defense is also fighting them. Tokayev said that he had asked the CSTO leaders for support.
The authorities of Almaty late at night announced that an anti-terrorist operation was being carried out in the city. They noted that the city's airport had already been freed from the bandits. Subscribe to VK RBC Receive news faster than anyone