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Three police officers injured in Monday’s Almaty attack in critical condition

July 19, 2016, 11:35 UTC+3 ASTANA
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ASTANA, July 19. /TASS/. Three police officers injured in Monday’s attack in Almaty remain in critical condition, Mayor Bauyrzhan Baybek said on Tuesday.

"Doctors are fighting for the life of three police officers who remain in critical condition," Baybek said adding that "specialists in field surgery" were involved in the effort. The condition of two other police officers injured in the attack is described as stable, he noted.

On Monday gunmen 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.

Five people, including three police officers, were killed. Eight people, including five police officers, were injured. Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev said the incident was a terrorist attack.

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