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Kazakhstan detains ex-security chief as crisis convulses nation

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By Olzhas Auyezov and Tamara Vaal ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan authorities have detained the former head of the country’s national security committee on suspicion of treason, they said on Saturday as the former Soviet republic is roiled by its worst unrest in 30 years. Karim Massimov, who was fired from the powerful intelligence body this week as protests raged across the nation, was detained along with several other officials, according to the committee, which did not name them or provide further details. Reuters was unable to immediately contact Massimov, a two-time ex-prime minister who wo…

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