60 injured in Kazakhstan’s Shymkent riots

60 injured in Kazakhstan’s Shymkent riots

Kazakhstan’s Shymkent


About 60 people sustained injuries in an unrest in the Kazakh city of Shymkent but the situation in the city has already stabilised, Kazakhstan’s Khabar 24 broadcaster reported on Friday.

“Now, the situation in the city is calm, nothing to worry about,’’ the first deputy city head, Shangys Mukan, told the media.

Earlier in the day, officials said that 216 soldiers of the National Guard of Kazakhstan had been injured in clashes with protesters in Shymkent and Almaty since the beginning of the unrest.

On Thursday, the situation in Shymkent was reportedly under control, and people did not amass.

However, Kazakh media reported that banks, markets, restaurants, and cafes suspended their operations for safety reasons.


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