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Hostages captured in a bank branch were released in Astana.

Hostages captured in a bank branch were released in Astana.

The hostages held in a bank branch in Astana, seized by an armed man, have been released, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan reported on a telegram channel.

Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic reported that an armed man was allegedly holding seven hostages in a bank branch in the center of Astana. The police negotiated with him. The press service of the bank said that only employees are in the room, there are no customers. Later, the media reported on the beginning of the assault on the bank.

“The hostages have been released,” the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs wrote.