Central Asian country lifts security measures in capital Nur Sultan and largest metropolis Almaty, officials say, more than two weeks after protests over fuel hike snowballed into nationwide turbulence.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, who appeared in a video address for the first time since unrest rocked Kazakhstan this month, has also rejected rumours that he was abroad.
The toll provided by Serik Shalabayev, the head of criminal prosecution at the prosecutor's office, confirms that the violence was the deadliest in the country's post-Soviet history.
The additional detentions brought the total number of arrests by Kazakh authorities to about 12,000.
President Tokayev declares an end to "attempted coup d'etat" in the energy-rich Central Asian country, and promises Russian-led troops deployed to quell unrest will go home "soon."
Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s office has said that order has been restored in the country, as troops from a Russian-led military alliance continue to guard 'strategic facilities.'
Kazakh president Tokayev and Russian counterpart Putin have held a "lengthy" phone conversation to discuss the situation in Kazakhstan following unprecedented unrest, according to the Kremlin.
Deployment comes in response to an appeal from Kazakhstan President Tokayev to help stabilise the Central Asian country in the wake of “terror attacks” and mass protests sparked by a fuel price rise.
The development came as protesters in Kazakhstan's capital stormed the presidential residence and the mayor's office and set both buildings on fire.
President Tokayev accepts government's resignation after unprecedented protests that began over a regional energy price hike engulfed other parts of the vast Central Asian country.
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