On January 8, the counter-terrorist operation in the Kazakhstan’s city of Almaty continued. During the day, shooting was heard on the streets.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 4266 people have been detained by the police so far. Among the detainees are foreign citizens.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic, 18 security officers were killed. The list of victims that included 7 officers was released on January 7.
Police officers in Almaty continue seizing weapons and ammunition from rioters.
A large amount of ammunition and stolen property, including bicycles, televisions and cell phones, were seized in a garage workshop in the Kalkaman microdistrict.
A large cache of machine guns, sniper rifle, pistols was uncovered and 139 radicals were detained in Zhambyl district, in one of the villages of the Almaty region. According to preliminary data, citizens of a neighboring state were among the detainees.
The police officers found a large amount of money in different currencies, including tenge, euros, dollars etc.
The detained extremists also supplied the protesters with alcohol and drugs.
The damage caused to business in Kazakhstan during the riots exceeded $200 million. More than 850 organizations were affected in the former capital of the country Almaty.
The risk of a food crisis in the country is high.
Some shops in Almaty do not sell more than two loaves of bread in one hand. Large grocery shops are still closed, despite the fact that they did not suffered from looting raids. There is almost no meat, chicken and other products in the stores, as the supply chains were blocked for a few days.
Major gas stations in the city have also not opened yet. Public transport in Almaty was stopped.
The former head of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has been detained on charges of treason.
On January 6 of this year, the National Security Committee launched a pre-trial investigation of a high treason, under Article 175 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On the same day, on suspicion of committing this crime, former Chairman of the National Security Committee Masimov and other persons were detained and placed in a temporary detention facility.
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