13 Inmates Killed In Riot By Security Guards

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Security guards killed 13 inmates amid riot in the capital city of Tajikistan,

On Wednesday, November 7, 13 inmates were killed by the Tajik security, this happened at a high-security prison in the northern city of Khujand, where a riot broke out amongst the inmates and prison guard at the late hours of Wednesday.

Meanwhile, an interior ministry official not authorized to comment publicly stated that the riot started when one inmate regarded by the authorities as a member of the Islamic State militant group attacked a prison guard.

however, the prison called in security forces to help control the riot, which had now ended, said a security official speaking on anonymous.

local authorities confirmed there had been a riot at the prison, but provided no other information. Khujand lies around 300 km (186 miles) north of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.

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Tajikistan, an impoverished Central Asian country, routinely reports detentions and convictions of Islamist militants. Last July, Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack which killed four Western tourists in Tajikistan. Reuters

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