Kazakhstan protests: 164 people killed in unrest, health ministry says
The Independent says at least 164 people were killed during protests that erupted in Kazakhstan this week, the country’s health ministry has said.
Most of the deaths – 103 – were in the country’s largest city and former capital, Almaty, where demonstrators stormed government building, officials said.
The figures, which were reported on the state news channel Khabar-24, are a significant increase from a previous death toll stated by authorities, who said 26 members of the public had died.
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