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Kazakhstan blames foreign extremists for turmoil

Kazakhstan’s President Tokaev has accused foreign fighters from Central Asian countries and the Middle East of striving to create a “controlled chaotic zone” in his country.

Kazakh authorities have traditionally struggled to provide a clear and complete picture of anxiety. (Pavel Mikheyev / Reuters)

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev said radicals from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East have been delayed. Violence that hit the country last week.

“There is no doubt that it was a terrorist attack,” Tokaev told the European Council President Charles Michel over the phone, the president reported on Monday.

In a meeting with Michelle, Tokaev also quoted a preliminary estimate, stating that the total financial loss could be between $ 2 and $ 3 billion.

Mr Tokaev said the attack was “well organized” and involved “foreign fighters” who tried to create a “controlled zone of chaos” to seize power.

Almost 8000 people were detained By police during a protest that showed the worst anxieties faced by the former Soviet state since it fell into violence last week and became independent 30 years ago.

Monday was declared a day to mourn the victims of intense anxiety, the Ministry of Health says. 164 people died, Including 3 children.

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Russian and Chinese support

Kazakh authorities have traditionally struggled to provide a clear and complete picture of anxiety.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Information withdrew a statement stating that more than 164 people died of anxiety and blamed the publication for “technical mistakes.”

Separately, Russian Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also discussed the situation in Kazakhstan and expressed “firm support” for Kazakhstan’s efforts to restore order, Moscow said.

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the two ministers “emphasized concerns about foreign intervention, including the participation of foreign mercenaries in attacks on civilians and law enforcement officers.”

At the request of Tokaev, the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Deployed army And military hardware.

Tokaev told Michelle that the CSTO army was in Kazakhstan only to protect strategic facilities.

“They will stay in Kazakhstan until things change. Completely stable, “Tokaev added.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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