Shootout In Kazakh City Kills Five, Including Two Police Officers

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, say two police officers and at least three other people are dead after a shoot-out erupted when bailiffs arrived to enforce an eviction order on September 20.

The suspect, reportedly the occupant, in his mid-50s, was said to have opened fire on the bailiffs and other officials at around 5 p.m. local time.

Police in Almaty said the suspect has been detained and "the situation is under control."


An investigation is under way, police said.

Almaty, a former Kazakh capital, is home to about 1.8 million people.