Source Pravda.Ru

Riots in Kazakhstan: 13 killed

Riots in Kazakhstan: 13 killed. 46187.jpegThe number of victims in the mass riots in Kazakhstan's Zhanaozen has grown to 13, officials said. The riots may spark in another town of the republic, Aktau, where a group of protesters gathered near the building of the regional administration.

Mass riots in the town of Zhanaozen, the Mangisrtausky region in the west of Kazakhstan, took place on Friday, Dec. 16. The protesters burned 46 buildings and several vehicles in the protests. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev declared a state of emergency and introduced a curfew in Zhanaozen.

"According to most recent information, 13 were killed and 86 were injured in the riots in Zhanaozen," officials told RIA Novosti.

In the meantime, a crowd of protesters gathered on the square of another town in Kazakhstan - Aktau, Interfax reports. Only 50-70 of them are the fired employees of a local oil mining enterprise, Karazhanbasmunai. The fired employees of this enterprise arranged the pogroms in Zhanaozen. All others are young people aged from 20 to 30, who came to the square to support their friends.

A wall of over 200 police officers is standing in front of the protesters. Camouflaged OMON officers are on duty on the square. Officials from the regional administrated attempted to negotiate with the protesters, although the sides failed to establish a constructive dialogue. 

 

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA
Comments
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
USA to ruin Russian-Japanese relationship with the help of Aegis Ashore system
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea is not a threat to the US
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
USA to ruin Russian-Japanese relationship with the help of Aegis Ashore system
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed