On January 10, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev received the reports from the high-ranking officials of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Committee of National Security, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, the press office of Akorda reported to CentralAsia.news.
The high-ranking officials reported law enforcement and military officers were working in full force. They check vehicles and stand guard over strategic facilities. 93 checkpoints were equipped in the settlements.
Law enforcement officers harshly thwart any refusals to obey to their legitimate demands and any attempts to attack important buildings. Following the inspections at the Barlyk and Altyn Orda markets in Almaty, 207 people were detained, and stolen vehicles, weapons, ammunition and shields were confiscated from these people. However, the main forces are involved in the operations to locate and neutralize terrorists.
The high-ranking officials reported preventive measures, including door-to-door visits and round-the-clock street patrol raids, were being taken. In total, 1,500 people have been detained for violating the state of emergency in the country.
The President tasked the high-ranking officials to continue restoring public order and ensuring security and increase media coverage of current events.