Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Twitter that at least six waves of terrorist attacks had occurred in Almaty.
“There were at least six waves of terrorist attacks in Alma-Ata, the total number of which was 20,000,” he wrote.
In addition, according to Tokayev, some of the terrorists did not speak Kazakh. The head of state added that they are “very well trained and organized,” and also noted that terrorists are commanded from a single center.
Recall that during the appeal, Tokayev said that about 20 thousand bandits attacked Alma-Ata. According to him, there were foreigners among them.
Protests in the republic began on January 2 amid a two-fold increase in gas fuel prices. On January 4-5, the strongest unrest took place in Alma-Ata. On the evening of January 5, a state of emergency was declared throughout the country.
Earlier Tokayev promised to bring all bandits and terrorists to criminal responsibility.