The President Of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has called a terrorist act attacks on the police and the Department of Committee of national security (KNB) in Almaty, which occurred Monday morning. The head of state said at the operational meeting of the security Council, which was convened in connection with recent events, reports the press service of the residence of the President of Kazakhstan.
“Today in Almaty a terrorist act occurred, which, unfortunately, has again led to human victims”, — said Nazarbayev.
He expressed condolences to the families of those killed and injured, and instructed to give psychological and material support. For law enforcement agencies Nazarbayev instructed to take “all necessary measures” to ensure the rule of law Alma-ATA.
The attack on the police near the Almalinsky police Department occurred on the morning of Monday, July 18. Unknown opened fire on the guards. Later it became known about the attack on the Department of national security Committee of Kazakhstan.
In the city introduced the red regime of the terrorist threat and the counter-terrorism operation (CTO). The assailant was soon arrested, his weapon seized. Kahastana later the interior Ministry announced the arrest of a second suspect in the attack on police. He also seized weapons.
According to the latest data of the Kazakhstan headquarters for the fight against terrorism, killed five people — three policemen and one local resident, seven more people got wounds and were hospitalized. However, Reuters, citing a medical source said that the victims — six people, including four policemen and wounded eight people.