Kazakh prison revolt under control
At least two people were killed and more than 80 injured in a prison revolt in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, media reported on Thursday dpa reported
Some 120 soldiers and 60 guards stormed the prison in the northern city of Granitni and used clubs and stun grenades to quell the mutiny, the reports said.
The justice ministry said the situation was under control Thursday. It was not clear what triggered the uprising, but officials said there had been serious cases of self-mutilation at the prison.
The Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan is ruled by authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev. It is current chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)