During the riots in Kazakhstan, 225 people were killed, including 19 security officials. This was announced on Saturday, January 15, in the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office.
A total of 4,578 people were injured during the riots.
On January 2, protests began in Kazakhstan due to rising prices for liquefied gas. In some cities, the rallies turned into riots. The situation has escalated especially in the country’s largest city, Alma-Ata.
The protesters, among whom, according to the authorities, turned out to be extremists, broke into the administration building, set fire to the prosecutor’s office, the office of the ruling party and seized the presidential residence. During the riots, 19 security officials were killed, two of them were beheaded. The country’s authorities said that such brutal actions indicate a terrorist threat.
Amid the unrest, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev turned to the CSTO (it includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia) for help in overcoming the terrorist threat. On January 12, he announced the completion of the CSTO peacekeeping operation in the country.
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