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June 26, 1989

Scores of youths armed with sticks, stones and metal rods stormed a police station in the village of Mangyshlak in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, but authorities used helicopters to repel the attack and arrested 51 people, the official Communist Party newspaper Pravda said. At least four people have died since ethnic riots broke out June 17 in the oil-producing region of the Central Asian republic. Hundreds of security troops have been deployed and a curfew declared in an attempt to control unrest in the city of Novy Uzen, but Pravda reported that disturbances have spread to at least five other municipalities.

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