Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to put down uprising

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By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s president said on Friday he had ordered his forces to shoot-to-kill to deal with disturbances from those he called bandits and terrorists, a day after Russia sent troops to put down a countrywide uprising. Security forces appeared to be in control of the streets of the main city Almaty on Friday morning but gunfire could still be heard after days of unrest in which dozens of people have been killed and public buildings ransacked and torched. “The militants have not laid down their arms, they continue to commit crimes or are preparing for them. …

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