6 Jan 2022

Kazakhstan: Dozens killed as security forces open fire on protesters

International Editor

Dozens of people,  including police officers, are reported to have been killed in Kazakhstan, after security forces clashed with protesters in the main city of Almaty.

The government said they had arrested 2,000 people after a night of destruction, looting and running confrontations, although with the internet shut off it’s hard to verify what’s happening there.

Russian troops, said to be leading an alliance of military peacekeepers, have now arrived in the country with reports of fresh gunfire breaking out.