Reuters: Six dead, eight wounded after Kazakh shootings – hospital source

17:32, 18 July 2016
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At least six people have been killed and eight wounded in attacks on police by suspected Islamist militants in Almaty on Monday, a source at the Kazakh city's emergency aid hospital told Reuters.


The source said there were four policemen and one civilian among the dead, as well as one suspected attacker. The Interior Ministry had earlier put the death toll at four, including three policemen, Reuters wrote.

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The interior ministry said one 27-year-old suspect had been detained but an accomplice was still at large.

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