Published January 08, 2022 | 04:30 PM
NUR-SULTAN (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 08th January, 2022) SULTAN, January 8 (Sputnik) – An 11-year-old child was shot dead and a 15-year-old wounded critically during a week of violence in the Kazakh city of Almaty, childcare’s rights ombudswoman Aruzhan Sain said Saturday.
The child was hit by a bullet as they were walking with their family on Wednesday.
In a separate incident, gunmen fired at a car carrying a 15-year-old and their father on Friday, wounding both. The teen’s condition is life-threatening.
National troops and peacekeepers from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a six-nation regional security bloc, were called in to quell the unrest that erupted nationwide a week ago in response to a surge in fuel prices.