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Dozens Killed After Kazakhstan Troops Move to Crush Unrest

  • CSTO bloc deploys ‘peacekeeping forces’ as violence goes on
  • Nationwide protests erupted in oil-rich central Asian nation
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Russia to Send Troops to Kazakhstan
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Government forces in Kazakhstan moved to crush protests amid deadly clashes after Russia and its allies deployed troops to help shore up the central Asian nation’s leadership.

Dozens of anti-government protesters were killed by security forces and hundreds wounded, authorities said Thursday, after President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced an “anti-terrorist operation” to put down the nationwide demonstrations, which he blamed on unspecified outside forces. He imposed a state of emergency and internet access was cut in much of the country.