Clashes in oil strike town in Kazakhstan
At least 10 people have been killed as striking oil workers clashed with government forces in a town in western Kazakhstan, officials have said.
The clashes occurred when police tried to clear the town square, occupied by the workers for more than six months in a dispute over better pay.
The trouble flared as Kazakhstan marked the 20th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie reports.
17 Dec 2011
- From the section Asia