Several unknown gunmen attacked the district department of the Interior Ministry and National Security Committee department in the center of the largest cityof Almaty in Kazakhstan.
Three policemen and one civilian shot dead. One of the attackers detained, at least one more - wanted. Another shootings in the downtown of Almaty are reported.
Ministry of Internal Affairs announced the highest level of terrorist threat in the city and launched a counter-terrorism operation. Police blocked several streets and surrounded railway station. Citizens are recommended to stay inside.