Wed, 27 Oct 2021

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, say two police officers and at least three other people are dead after a shoot-out erupted when bailiffs arrived to enforce an eviction order on September 20.

The suspect, reportedly the occupant, in his mid-50s, was said to have opened fire on the bailiffs and other officials at around 5 p.m. local time.

Police in Almaty said the suspect has been detained and 'the situation is under control.'

An investigation is under way, police said.

Almaty, a former Kazakh capital, is home to about 1.8 million people.

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Washington DC 20036

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