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Kazakhstan president says ‘attempted coup’ defeated

Kazakhstan’s largest city appears to be returning to normal after the worst unrest in the ex-Soviet republic’s independent history

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Monday his country had defeated an attempted coup d’etat during historic violence last week, blaming militants from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East for the unrest.

Speaking with European Council President Charles Michel later Monday, Tokayev said militants from Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East were behind the unrest.  

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