More than 3,000 people were detained during riots in Kazakhstan in early January, 26 armed criminals were killed and 18 others were injured.
The report was released by Khabar 24 TV channel, RIA Novosti reported.
Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry has previously warned that rioters resisting demands to lay down their arms will be killed.
The capital’s mayor’s office, administrative buildings and all police buildings are under control.
The unrest in Kazakhstan was sparked by protests that began with a doubling of the price of liquefied petroleum gas, which is used as fuel for cars. Residents of the oil-producing cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangistau region have protested against the decision.