Anti-terrorist operation completed in most regions of Kazakhstan
Anti-terrorist operation completed in 14 regions of Kazakhstan An increased level of terrorist threat persists in three regions: Alma-Ata, Alma-Ata and Zhambyl regions
Consequences of unrest in Almaty
Red level of terrorist threat has been canceled in most regions of Kazakhstan, including the capital of the country Nur-Sultan, the National Security Committee of the republic reported.
The situation is also stabilized in Shymkent, Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, Kostanay, Mangistau, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and Turkestan regions. The anti-terrorist operation in these regions has been completed.
The danger persists in Alma-Ata, Alma-Ata and Zhambyl regions. In these regions, the authorities continue to carry out “ measures to identify and detain terrorists and persons involved in other criminal activities during the period of mass riots. ''
At the beginning of the year, in some regions and cities Protests took place in Kazakhstan. They were caused by a twofold rise in the price of liquefied gas & mdash; from 60 to 120 tenge (from 10 to 20 rubles). In the country, it is often used as a vehicle fuel. The protests were accompanied by clashes with the forces of law and order, the seizure of government buildings and looting.
Against this background, the authorities of Kazakhstan introduced a state of emergency throughout the country and announced the start of an “ anti-terrorist operation ''. In addition, the president of the republic, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, turned to the CSTO partners for help. He blamed the “ militants '' for what was happening, who, he said, had invaded Kazakhstan. “ Their goal was to turn our territory into a zone of chaos, and then seize power, '' & mdash; he pointed out.
According to the authorities, about 1,300 enterprises and organizations, more than 100 shopping centers and banks were affected by the riots, about 500 police cars were burned, and the total economic damage could reach $ 2 – 3 billion. during the protests, at least 2265 people were killed, another 164 died.
On January 11, after the end of the active phase of the protests, Tokayev announced the gradual withdrawal of CSTO forces from the country starting from the 13th. In addition, by a presidential decree, the state of emergency is canceled from 7:00 on January 13 in the West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions of Kazakhstan.
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