Shooting in downtown Almaty has subsided by Friday evening, a TASS correspondent reported from the site, APA reports.
Whereas the sounds of shooting were constantly heard from the Republic Square in the center of the city, the situation has calmed down by the evening. The square is occupied by armed soldiers. Armored vehicles periodically leave the square to patrol neighboring streets.
A number of cars with dead people inside are seen in streets around the square. These cars came under gunfire in the nighttime. One such car is seen on the square. It is covered by a white cloth. It is note ruled out that there are dead bodies inside too.