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Kazakhstan: 12 Border Guards Found Dead After a Blaze

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Citizen Media, Disaster

Following reports that 12 border guards have been found dead in a burnt-out frontier post in southeastern Kazakhstan [1] [ru] and the lack of immediate reaction from the authorities, local blogger Almazinho1978 writes [2] [ru]: “At the very least, they could have declared a period of official mourning… My condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased [border guards]”.