By: Ernest Kalashnikov, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Nineteen members of the security forces were among those killed, says top law enforcement official.
Deadly violence in Kazakhstan that began with peaceful protests over energy prices which caused the government to call for help from a Russian-led military alliance killed 225 people, authorities have announced.
“During the state of emergency, the bodies of the 225 people were delivered to morgues, of which 19 people were law enforcement officers and military personnel,” Serik Shalabayev, a representative of the state, said at a briefing on Saturday (1/15/2022).
Some others were “armed bandits who participated in terrorist attacks,” Shalabayev added.
“Unfortunately, civilians have become victims of acts of terrorism.”