There are skirmishes in the city. Earlier, the authorities announced a special operation in Alma-Ata
Street fighting began in Alma-Ata, eyewitnesses report shootings. This is reported by the Sputnik agency.
The agency in its Telegram channel published a video recorded on the streets of the city.
Sputnik also reports with reference to eyewitnesses that new subdivisions of law enforcers enter the city. According to the KazTAG publication, residents of Alma-Ata are warned through loudspeakers to leave the streets.
Earlier, local authorities announced the start of a special operation in the city. They pointed out that in Alma-Ata, “ highly organized gangs are rampaging '', whose attack “ is an act of aggression, an attempt to undermine the integrity of the state. ''
The authorities also announced the liberation of the city airport, control over which was lost during the day.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, as a result of the clashes, eight law enforcement officers were killed, more than 300 were injured.
During the clashes in Alma-Ata during the day 5 January protesters stormed several administrative buildings. In particular, Orda.kz reported on the storming of the Auezov ROVD. The regional administration, the residence of the head of state, as well as the department of the National Security Committee were also seized.
abroad by 'terrorist gangs'. He claimed that paratroopers were fighting terrorists in Alma-Ata.
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