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Kazakh police say two wanted men killed in special operation

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 24 June 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kazakh police say two wanted men killed in special operation, 24 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ff6aa37c.html [accessed 21 September 2014]
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June 24, 2012

AQTOBE, Kazakhstan – Police say two people have been killed and one wounded in a special police operation in Aqtobe in western Kazakhstan.

Police say those killed were suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a police officer.

During the operation on June 23, police cordoned off a neighborhood of Aqtobe at the intersection of Sherniyazov and Herzen streets and evacuated residents.

Witnesses told RFE/RL that residents were told by masked officers to leave their homes immediately, with some people not even having enough time to gather their valuables.

Gas and electricity were then cut off.

News agencies, citing residents, reported three explosions.

Later, the authorities denied this.

Link to original story on RFE/RL website

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