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Kazakh president says constitutional order has mostly been restored

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By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) -Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday that constitutional order had mostly been restored in the Central Asian country hit by unrest this week, his office quoted him as saying in a statement. The Kazakh interior ministry said in a separate statement that 26 “armed criminals” had been “liquidated” and more than 3,000 of them detained, while 18 police and national guard servicemen had been killed since the start of the protests. “An anti-terrorist operation has been launched. The forces of law and order are working hard. Constitutional order has…

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