About 1,000 people were involved in the mass brawl that occurred on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Akim of Zhambyl region Ablai Myrzakhmetov, during a press conference, stated this, as BaigeNews.kz reported.
"In total, about one thousand people took part in the night riots," Myrzakhmetov said.
He specified that now 47 people remain in police custody in the Kordai region. At the same time, 44 people from the village of Aukatti were released from custody. They were released after it became clear that they were not involved in the brawls.
As we reported before, as a result of mass clashes in a number of settlements on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, eight people died, several dozen were injured, some even obtained gunshots. Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Turgumbayev announced this information at a briefing.
According to him, the conflict began on the evening of February 7 on the outskirts of the village of Masanchi, it initially involved about 70 aggressively-minded residents.
Some of the participants in the conflict filmed what was happening on video and, as Turgumbayev stated, "through messengers and social networks they called on citizens to illegal actions, which led to an escalation of the conflict."