Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared that order had largely been restored in Kazakhstan but vowed to push ahead with a deadly mass protests that had swept the country.
Dozens have died and public buildings across Kazakhstan have been ransacked and torched in the worst violence in its 30 years of independence.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said foreign-trained terrorists were responsible for the unrest.
“The militants have not laid down their arms, they continue to commit crimes or are preparing for them,” he said in a televised address.
“Whoever does not surrender will be destroyed. I have given the order to law enforcement agencies and the army to shoot to kill, without warning.”