Kazakhstan detains almost 10,000 over deadly unrest
Written by on January 10, 2022
January 11, 2022
NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) – Security forces in Kazakhstan have detained 9,900 people regarding last week’s unrest, the interior ministry of the central Asian nation said on Tuesday.
The oil-rich former Soviet republic says government buildings were attacked in several major cities after initially peacefulo protests against hikes in the price of car fuel turned violent.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said Islamist militants from other central Asian nations and Afghanistan, as well as the Middle East, were among the attackers.
(Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)