The office of Kazakhstan's prosecutor announced on Saturday that 225 people, including 19 security forces, were killed in last week's unrest.

Iran PressAsia: Hundreds of people rallied in the cities of Aktau and Zhanaozin in Kazakhstan's Mangistao province on January 2 to protest rising fuel prices.

Thousands of people have been detained and public buildings torched during mass anti-government protests in the past week. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued shoot-to-kill orders to end unrest he has blamed on bandits and terrorists.

Despite the Kazakh government's agreement to reduce prices, clashes and protests escalated in some cities, which eventually returned to calm with the deployment of Collective Security Council at the request of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

With the beginning of the New Year 2022, fuel prices rose in Kazakhstan, crowds took to the streets and protested against high fuel prices, and soon it turned to violence. 219