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Police in Kazakhstan say they have killed nine people suspected of carrying out attacks on security forces in a remote western region.

Three officers have died in two separate gun attacks in the Aktobe region since June 30, less than two months after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the offices of the state security offices in the regional capital.

The Interior Ministry said a fourth officer was killed on in a shoot-out in the town of Kenkiyak. Police on July 11 denied the attacks were part of an Islamist rebellion.

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