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    Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in an order on Wednesday declared June 9 a national mourning day.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president announced his decision following a mass terror attack in the city of Aktobe which killed seven people.

    "[I order] to declare June 9 a national mourning day in the Republic of Kazakhstan in light of the terror attack in the city of Aktobe that claimed the lives of the military and civilians," the president’s executive order said.

    On Sunday, unidentified armed assailants attacked two gun shops and a military unit in Aktobe. In response, the country's authorities announced an anti-terrorist operation.

    Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry said that security forces killed 13 attackers who were radical followers of non-conventional religious movements, according to the ministry.

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