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PHOTO PACKAGE: Kazakhstan Riots - Ethnic Clashes - Dungans

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The deadly violence between local Kazakhs and Kazakh citizens from the ethnic Dungan minority -- a Muslim group of Chinese origin spread into the villages of Sortobe, Masanchi, Auqatty, and Bulan-Batyr.

Kazakh authorities have launched about 90 investigations into the ethnic clashes in the southern region of Zhambyl that claimed 11 lives on February 7-8.

More than 30 houses, 17 commercial buildings, and 47 vehicles were destroyed or damaged during the violence. More than 23,000 people, mostly Dungans, fled villages where the violence erupted.

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