Gunmen kills two policemen in Almaty

Gunmen kills two policemen in Almaty

Gunmen killed two policemen in Almaty on Monday, security sources and the Interior Ministry said.

"A religious radical and probably a follower of non-traditional Islam" was on the rampage in central Almaty, opening fire from time to time, Reuters reports.
"We saw a man with a rifle, he passed by," one shop worker said by phone.

Police cordoned off several central streets, including the one near a local office of the KNB security police, where shots were also heard.

At least one attacker had been detained by the police, the RIA news agency cited a security source as saying. It said several policemen had also been wounded.

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