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Five militants, 2 policemen killed in Kazakhstan

Five militants and two members of an elite police force were killed in a clash in southern Kazakhstan, prosecutors said today, amid concerns about rising Islamist unrest in the Central Asian state.

world Updated: Dec 05, 2011 07:30 IST
AFP

Five militants and two members of an elite police force were killed in a clash in southern Kazakhstan, prosecutors said on Sunday, amid concerns about rising Islamist unrest in the Central Asian state.

"Two members of the special Arystan battalion of the national security committee were killed," general prosecutors said in a statement.

"After refusing to give themselves up and providing armed resistance, five members of the terrorist group were killed."

First Published: Dec 04, 2011 14:22 IST