Negotiations with a gunman were held in the Kaspi bank building. Subsequently, the bank building was stormed, screams and shots were heard. According to public information, the attacker, allegedly 30-year-old Alikhan Muradov, has been registered with the drug dispensary since 2013, had an outstanding bank loan and filed a series of lawsuits.
According to Tengrinews, the negotiations with the attacker were led by Interior Minister Marat Akhmetzhanov, who also led the military operation. It was carried out by members of the special forces unit “Arlan”. The military did not participate in the special operation.