One killed, many wounded in attack on security forces in Kazakhstan

At least one police officer was killed and several wounded in an attack on security forces in Kazakhstan on Monday, according to media reports.

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on police in Almaty, the largest city in the former Soviet republic. A spokesman said the motive for the attack was yet unknown.

The Muslim majority country, like other Central Asian nations, fears the potential rise of Islamist terrorism, but has also downplayed the risk.

The Islamic State extremist group has threatened Kazakhstan in video messages in recent weeks.

Last update: Mon, 18/07/2016 - 09:28
Author: 

More from World

NYC mayor: residents shouldn't have to pay for Trump's security

Residents of New York City shouldn't have to foot the bill for added security around the residence of president-...

Four die of the plague in Madagascar

Four people have died from the plague in Madagascar, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Top NATO officer: 150 Turkish officers recalled, retired after coup

About 150 Turkish officers, some responsible for training others, were recalled or retired from NATO high command in...

Erdogan says era of trade in local currencies set to begin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed up his ambitions for the lira Wednesday, saying the era of local...

West demands a ceasefire in Aleppo as Russia seeks rebel surrender

Six Western powers demanded Wednesday an "immediate ceasefire" to bring aid into rebel-held Aleppo, warning "a...