Kazakistan authorities said on Sunday that 164 people, including a 4-year-old girl were killed in a week of unrest that marked the worst unrest since the former soviet republic gained independence 30 years ago.
The office of president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order has been restored in the Central asian country and that the government has regained control of all buildings that were taken over by the protesters.
The demostration which began in the western part of Kazakistan on June 2 over sharp rise in fuel prices spread quickly around the country and turned violent
The unrest sow government buildings set on fire, military baracks attacked, some police officials beheaded, banks robbed, super markets looted as different armed groups joined the protest.
It was at this stage that the president of Kazakistan Kassym- Jomart Tokayev issued the order of shoot-to kill and also asked asistance from Russian-led alliance of former soviet republics which include Belarous, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Russia.