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Police officer wounded in terrorist attack in Almaty dies in hospital

July 19, 2016, 13:46 UTC+3 ASTANA
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ASTANA, July 19. /TASS/. Death toll from Monday’s terrorist attack in the Kazakh city of Almaty has risen to six as a police officer died of wounds in hospital, the local police said on Tuesday.

"Police officer Timur Begasilov died in hospital," the police said, adding he was in extremely grave condition.

Unidentified persons attacked early on Monday the building of a district police department in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a department of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee. A red terror alert has been declared in the city, security forces are conducting an operation to detain those involved in the attacks. Four law enforcers, a border officer and one civilian were killed in a shootout. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev described the incident as a terrorist attack.

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