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Tajikistan: 20 dies in prison riot

One of the sources said that "around 20 prisoners" died in clashes that also claimed the lives of two guards.


Devdiscourse News Desk dushanbe Last Updated at 08-11-2018 16:06:33 IST Tajikistan
Tajikistan: 20 dies in prison riot
  • The second source confirmed the number of victims and said a further six guards had been injured. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a prison in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday.

One of the sources said that "around 20 prisoners" died in clashes that also claimed the lives of two guards. The second source confirmed the number of victims and said a further six guards had been injured.

The ex-Soviet country's government has yet to confirm the prison riot or the deaths.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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