Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to quell protests By Reuters

Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to quell protests By Reuters
5/5 Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to quell protests © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Kazakh law enforcement officers block a street leading to the official presidential residence Akorda after protests against the government, following authorities’ decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhsta 2/5

By Olzhas Auyezov

ALMATY (Reuters) – Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed president said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising.

A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to help crush the insurrection, police were patrolling the debris-strewn streets of Almaty, although some gunfire could still be heard.

Dozens have died and public buildings across Kazakhstan have been ransacked and torched in the worst violence the former Soviet republic has experienced in 30 years of…

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