Posted 10 января 2022,, 11:23

Published 10 января 2022,, 11:23

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Special services announced the elimination of all terrorist threats in Kazakhstan

10 января 2022, 11:23
The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan (KNB) announced the neutralization of all hotbeds of terrorist threats in the country. According to the ministry, today, January 10, the situation in the country is stabilized. The protests took control.

"From the position of the republican and regional operational headquarters for combating terrorism, the centers of terrorist threats have been neutralized," the KNB press service said in a statement.

They added that all the administrative buildings previously seized by the demonstrators in Alma-Ata, Kyzyl-Orda, Taldykorgan and Taraz have been liberated. Security has been increased at strategic sites, including weapons storage areas.

"The cleansing of places of possible shelter of militants and participants in the riots is being carried out," the message says. The special services also continue to collect evidence of the involvement of the detainees in the crimes committed. Residents of the country were called upon to assist in this.

Let us remind you that the situation in Kazakhstan escalated on January 2. Residents of the Mangistau region protested against a two-fold increase in prices for liquefied gas (from 60 to 120 tenge). They demanded to return it to 50 tenge per liter. The authorities made concessions, but the residents of the region said they would not disperse, even if the price dropped to 35 tenge. They demanded the resignation of the government.

The protests escalated into mass rallies across the country. In Almaty and other cities, demonstrators clashed with the police. There are dead and injured.

A state of emergency was introduced in the country. On January 5, the government resigned.