13 Nov 2011

Fatal attack in Kazakhstan

1:03 pm on 13 November 2011

Eight people were killed in gun fights and an explosion in the southern city of Taraz in Kazakhstan on Saturday morning.

Four members of the security forces, a police officer and two civilians are among the dead.

The BBC reports the incident began with a double shooting followed by a raid on a gun store and more shootings.

Explosives were detonated when police tried to disarm the suspect. He and an officer were killed.

There has been a series of bombings in Kazakhstan recently.