"There was a conflict with a guard of the embassy. After that, the visitor, expressing his discontent, doused himself with an unidentified liquid and set it alight. A security officer ran to the man, knocked him down and started to extinguish the fire," a police representative said, as quoted by the Tengrinews.kz news website.
The 44-year-old Turkish national was immediately taken to hospital and received burns over 34 percent of his skin, according to the media outlet.
Police have launched an investigation into the accident.
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