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At least 27 killed in Tajik prison riot

Published : Friday, 9 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 121

DUSHANBE, Nov 8: At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, three security sources said on Thursday.
The violence started late on Wednesday when an inmate believed to be a member of militant group Islamic State attacked a guard and seized his assault rifle, said an interior ministry official who declined to give his name.
Officers restored order hours later with the help of reinforcements, a security official speaking on condition of anonymity said.
The prison in the northern Tajik city of Khujand is where prisoners convicted of religious extremism offences, including membership of Islamic State, are generally held. It also houses other prisoners.     -AFP












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