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Reports: 6 dead in armed attack in northern Kazakhstan

Six People Are Reported To Have Died In Armed Attacks On Gun Shops And A Military Base In Kazakhstan’s City Of Aktobe Today, Including Three Of The Attackers.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jun 2016, 09:29:35 PM


Six people are reported to have died in armed attacks on gun shops and a military base in Kazakhstan’s city of Aktobe today, including three of the attackers.

The Interfax news agency cited a spokesman for the Kazakh Interior Ministry, Almas Sadubayev, as saying the attackers were believed to be followers of “nontraditional religious tendencies,” a phrase that often refers to radical Islam.

Reports cited Sadubayev as saying the attackers targeted two gun stores and a National Guard base this afternoon in the city in Kazakhstan’s northwest, about 1,400 kilometres southeast of Moscow.

Three attackers, two national guardsmen and a store clerk were killed, Sadubayev was quoted as saying.

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First Published : 05 Jun 2016, 09:26:00 PM