Israeli citizen killed in Kazakhstan riots

Written by on January 8, 2022

The Foreign Ministry is helping in the transfer of the body back to Israel for burial.

Published: JANUARY 8, 2022 11:02


Updated: JANUARY 8, 2022 12:00

A burned car is seen in front of the mayor's office building which was torched during protests triggered by fuel price increase in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 6, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/PAVEL MIKHEYEV)

A burned car is seen in front of the mayor’s office building which was torched during protests triggered by fuel price increase in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 6, 2022.

(photo credit: REUTERS/PAVEL MIKHEYEV)

A 22-year-old Israeli man named Levan Kogeashvili was killed in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Friday during a violent protest, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced.

The Foreign Ministry is in contact with his parents in Kazakhstan and family in Israel and is assisting in the transfer of his body to Israel for burial, the ministry said.

Israel issued a travel warning to Kazakhstan on Jan. 6 amid the ongoing riots and violent unrest. Dozens have died as a result of the state of the country, and numerous public buildings and cars have been torched in protest.

This is a developing story.

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