This was reported in the Telegram channel Sputnik Kazakhstan.

Earlier, residents of Alma-Ata were warned over loudspeakers about evacuation from the streets due to the active phase of cleaning the city from criminal elements.

Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said that the protests in the country should be viewed as an act of aggression.

He also reported on the fighting between rioters and airborne units near Alma-Ata.