More than 160 have been killed in protests that have rocked the country…
More than 160 have been killed in protests that have rocked the country over the past week, Kazakhstan’s health ministry said.
The figures reported on the state news channel Khabar-24 are a significant rise from previous tallies.
It is not clear if the 164 deaths refer only to civilians or if law enforcement deaths are included.
Kazakh authorities said earlier on Sunday that 16 police or national guard members had been killed.
A total of 103 deaths were in Almaty, the country’s largest city, where demonstrators seized government buildings and set some on fire, according to the ministry. The country’s ombudswoman for children’s rights said that three of those killed were minors, including a four-year-old girl.
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