Accessibility links

Breaking News

Police Clash With Armed Group In Western Kazakhstan

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports there are ongoing clashes between police and an armed group in Kazakhstan's Aktobe region, in the west of the country.

The police operation against the group was launched after attackers killed two police officers in Shubarshi village.

A spokesman for the regional interior department in Aktobe, Almat Imangaliev, confirmed the operation at a press conference, where he told reporters that it is not known if the attackers are members of a Muslim extremist group.

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports that in recent years, several Muslim minorities have been imprisoned in Aktobe region for what were described as "terrorist activities."
  • 16x9 Image


    RFE/RL journalists report the news in 27 languages in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.