Extreme volatility is rife in Kazakhstan due to rising fuel prices. With this, the government of the country has already collapsed. Russia has sent troops to the country to quell the situation.
Russia sent paramilitary forces to Kazakhstan on Thursday (January 6th), Reuters reported.
Police in Kazakhstan say they have killed dozens of rioters in the country’s capital, Almaty, on Thursday. Meanwhile, state television reported that 13 members of the security forces had been killed in the attack. Two of them have been beheaded. In addition, more than 300 officers were injured.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Thursday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. During this time, the protesters tried to attack the government building and police fired fired. Dozens of protesters were killed in the shootings.
In Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, extremist forces tried to break into the administrative building and police station overnight, Kazakhstan police spokesman Sultanat Azirbek told the media on Thursday.
He added that dozens of attackers had been eliminated and efforts were being made to identify them.
The country’s interior minister said more than 200 people had been detained.
LPG prices more than doubled in the country last Saturday. The next day, protests erupted in the western oil-rich province of Manjistau. The protests later spread to other parts of the country, including Almaty.
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