June 7, 2016 / 7:32 AM / a year ago

Death toll from Aktobe attack reaches 19: Kazakh police

AKTOBE, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - The death toll from Sunday’s attack by gunmen on the north-western Kazakh city of Aktobe has reached 19, Kazakh police spokesman Almas Sadubayev said on Tuesday.

An exterior view shows a national guard base after a recent suspected Islamist militant attack in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Olzhas Auyezov

This includes 13 attackers, three civilians and three National Guard servicemen, Sadubayev said. Eight gunmen have been detained, he added.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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