'Dozens' of Kazakhstan protesters killed as Russian 'peacekeepers' arrive to 'stabilize' the country

Protests in Kazakhstan that began last weekend over higher fuel prices turned deadly early Thursday. "Dozens of attackers have been eliminated" or "liquidated," Saltanat Azirbek, spokeswoman for the police in Almaty, said Thursday morning on state news channel Khaber-24, and "their identities are being established." The Interior Ministry says at least eight security officers have also been killed in the five days of protests, the biggest since Kazakhstan gained independence from the collapses Soviet Union 30 years ago.

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