Kazakhstan leader orders security forces to fire without warning
- Kazakhstan's authoritarian leader says he has ordered security forces to fire without warning, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests.
- President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also said "20,000 bandits" had attacked the main city of Almaty, the epicenter of protests sparked by a fuel price hike.
- He has blamed foreign-trained "terrorists", without giving evidence.
- The interior ministry says 26 "armed criminals" and 18 security officers have been killed so far in the unrest.