Kazakh authorities recognize Aktobe attacks as terrorist attacks

Kazakh authorities recognize Aktobe attacks as terrorist attacks

The authorities of Kazakhstan have recognized that the attacks on guns shops and the military unit in Aktobe was a terrorist attack.

A red terror alert has been announced in Kazakhstan's western city of Aktobe after a deadly overnight attack by gunmen, The Moscow Times reports.

“The terrorist attack in Aktobe on the eve of Ramadan is a sign of the extreme cynicism and cruelty of these criminals. We are taking the most stringent measures to punish them,” the chairman of the Kazakh Senate, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev,  said.

The emergency services warned Aktobe residents via text message of ongoing anti-terrorist raids in the city, urging civilians to stay indoors. The red terror level is the highest possible rating within the country.

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