A shootout takes place in Almaty. Kazakh and Russian mass media report.
According to them, one of the gunmen is allegedly a supporter of non-traditional religious movement. "Shootout occurred not only in the area of Almaly district police department. The armed man moves through the streets of the city and is shooting. Presumably, he is a supporter of non-traditional religious movement," Russian Internet portal reports, citing its own sources in the police of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Currently, Abay - Baizakov Streets area is cordoned off. According to the policeman, several people were involved in the shootout. "The perpetrators killed one military man," police officer said. Currently, Kazakhstan's National Security Committee, the Ministry of Interior, Department of Internal Affairs of Almaty does not comment on the situation. Ambulance, police cars are on duty at the scene.