ASTANA, July 18. /TASS/. Eight people have been hospitalized after the shootout between police officers and unidentified gunmen in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development said on Monday.
"According to the healthcare department in Almaty, eight people have been hospitalized," the ministry said.
"The condition of patients is assessed as serious. Necessary medical assistance is provided to them," the ministry added.
Unidentified persons attacked the building of the Regional Police Service of Almaty’s Almalinsky district and of the National Security Committee’s (NSC) department in Almaty. The anti-terrorist center of Kazakhstan declared the critical ("red") level of terrorist threat in Almaty.