In the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, in the courtyard of his own house, Colonel of the National Security Committee of the country Azamat Ibraev was found, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the department.
“On January 10, 2022, in the city of Nur-Sultan, in the courtyard of a house at the place of residence, the body of KNB Colonel Azamat Ibraev was found. This fact is registered in the unified register of pre-trial investigations, ”the message says.
Earlier in the south of Kazakhstan, the head of the regional police department committed suicide.
According to media reports, General Zhanat Suleimanov was threatened with a tribunal due to riots in Taraz, the regional center of Zhambyl region.
On January 2, mass protests began in Kazakhstan. This happened after the government decided to raise gas prices from 60 to 120 tenge. The protests quickly escalated into riots and clashes with the police. On January 4, the government commission announced its decision to reduce the gas price to 50 tenge. On the night of January 5, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the introduction of 180-day state regulation of prices for fuel and food in the country.
On the same day, Tokayev appealed to the heads of the CSTO states with a request to assist Kazakhstan in overcoming "this terrorist threat."