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Kazakhstan says militants from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Middle East behind unrest

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Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Monday that militants from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East were behind historic violence that hit the energy-rich country last week, the presidency reported.

“I have no doubt that it was a terror attack,” Tokyaev told European Council President Charles Michel by phone, his office said in a statement. Tokayev said the attack was “well organised” and involved “foreign fighters” from Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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