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Fresh violence in Kazakhstan after Russia sends troops to put down uprising

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By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) -Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstan’s main city on Thursday after Russia rushed in paratroopers overnight to put down a countrywide uprising in one of Moscow’s closest former Soviet allies. Police in the main city Almaty said they had killed dozens of rioters overnight. The authorities said at least 18 members of the security forces had died, including two found decapitated. More than 2,000 people had been arrested. After a night of running confrontations between protesters and troops on the streets, a presidential residence in the city and its mayor’s offi…

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