Casualties among Kazakh security officers on Jan. 6, rose to 18 dead and 748 wounded as authorities sought to quell unrest in the ex-Soviet country, Russian news agencies reported, citing the interior ministry.
A vehicle that was burned during the protests triggered by fuel price increases is seen on a road in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Jan. 6, 2022.
Protests over hikes in fuel prices escalated into full-blown fighting in the Central Asian country's worst crisis in years, with protesters storming and setting alight government buildings including the mayor's office in Almaty and a presidential residence, which was gutted and still smoldering when journalists and correspondents entered on Jan. 6.
A picture shows a looted shop in central Almaty, Jan. 6, 2022, after violence that erupted following protests over hikes in fuel prices.
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