Kazakhstan’s president says order restored after ‘coup attempt’

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Order has been restored in Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told a meeting of a Russian-led regional security alliance on Monday, after days of violent unrest in which more than 150 people were killed and thousands detained. “Complete order has been restored in Kazakhstan. Threats to the country’s security have been averted,” Tokayev told a video meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which he had called in to quell riots. The anti-terrorist operation would soon be completed, Tokayev told the CSTO, adding that there had been an “attempted coup” that sought to…

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