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Search for 6 attackers continues in Kazakhstan — ministry

June 09, 8:43 UTC+3 ASTANA
On Sunday, June 5, a group of criminals staged a series of armed attacks on arms shops and a National Guard unit in Aktoba, in which seven people were killed, including three servicemen
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ASTANA, June 9. /TASS/. Police and security services continue search for six suspected terrorists put on the wanted list after a series of armed attacks on arms shops and a National Guard unit in Kazakhstan’s city of Aktoba, Interior Ministry spokesman Almas Sadubayev told Tass on Thursday.

"The search continues," he confirmed.

On Sunday, June 5, a group of criminals staged a series of armed attacks on arms shops and a National Guard unit in Aktoba, in which seven people were killed, including three servicemen.

According to Kazakhstan’s ministry of health and social development, as many as 38 people were taken to hospital with wounds of various degree of gravity. According to updated reports of the Interior Ministry, thirteen criminals were killed and four wounded in the anti-terrorist operation. Six more are wanted by the police.

After the regime of counter-terrorist operation was imposed in the Aktoba region, the National Security Committee declared a "yellow level" of terrorist alert for the rest of the country’s regions that will be in place for 40 days. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev took the situation in Aktoba under his personal control.

June 9 is a day of national mourning for the victims of the terror attacks. State flags fly at half-mast, entertainment programs, TV and radio advertising have been canceled.

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