In & nbsp; Alma-Ata in the morning began a special operation to & nbsp; clean up the city from & nbsp; looters. As reported by the Sputnik Kazakhstan agency, by & nbsp; in the morning, the military on & nbsp; armored personnel carriers surrounded the rioters in the & nbsp; center.
According to & nbsp; according to & nbsp; about & nbsp; 50 pieces of equipment are involved in the operation. The security forces are trying not to & nbsp; allow armed men to break through to the & nbsp; presidential residence.
TASS reports that & nbsp; in the & nbsp; area of the administration building, which was seized by armed men the day before, there is an intense firefight.
On the eve of the rioters in & nbsp; Alma-Ata, they managed to seize several administrative buildings, including the headquarters of the National Security Committee and & nbsp; the building of the regional police station, where they & nbsp; managed to seize firearms. In the evening of January 5 & nbsp; the airport of the largest city of Kazakhstan briefly passed under the control of the rioters.
The commandant's office of Kazakhstan announced late in the evening about the start of an anti-terrorist operation in the & nbsp; city. The security forces took control of the airport. Local media reported that & nbsp; through & nbsp; loudspeakers, local residents were persuading to disperse to & nbsp; houses.
President of the country Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev accused of & nbsp; what was happening was “ gangs of terrorists '' prepared from abroad. >