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86 injured in Kazakh riots, curfew introduced

December 17, 2011, 16:46 UTC+3
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday introduced a state of emergency and a curfew from 23:00 to 07:00 hours in Zhanaozen
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ASTANA, December 17 (Itar-Tass) —— The number of injured in Friday riots in Kazakh oil city of Zhanaozen increased to 86 from 75 while the death toll remained unchanged at ten, spokesman of the national prosecutor general Nurdaulet Suindikov told a briefing on Saturday.

He said six policemen were hospitalized and four of them are in intensive care ward.

Seventy people were detained in the riots, the spokesman said.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday introduced a state of emergency and a curfew from 23:00 to 07:00 hours in Zhanaozen.

The riots broke out during celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. The city administration building, hotels, the office of Uzenmunaigaz Oil and Gas Company were burned down, as well as cars and ATMs.

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