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A Kazakh police officer blocks a street near the site of a fire exchange between Kazakh security forces and suspected militants linked to deadly attacks this week on a national guard base and several firearms shops, in the city of Aktobe, Kazakhstan, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Friday that salafists, the followers of an ultra-conservative school of Islam, were behind recent attacks in the city of Aktobe, in which at least 20 died on Sunday.

He also said in a statement that almost all the militants, linked to the deadly attacks, "have been neutralized and a few are put on the wanted list".

(reporting by Olzhas Auyezov, writing by Denis Pinchuk, editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)


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