Kazakhstan mourns those killed in Aktobe attacks
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced June 9 a national day of mourning for those killed in the Aktobe attacks, the press service of the Kazakh president said.
Nazarbayev signed the relevant order June 8.
"In connection with the deaths of soldiers and civilians during the Aktobe terrorist act, June 9, 2016 is declared a national day of mourning," said the statement.
Flowers are being laid near the Pallada gun shop in Aktobe city, where the attacks started.
On June 5, a group of armed men attacked two gun shops and a military unit in Aktobe city killing seven people. The city declared a counter-terrorism raid regime. During the manhunt for the suspects, policemen killed 13 attackers, while six remain at large. Kazakhstan has issued an elevated 'yellow' terrorist alert for 40 days.
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