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Prison riot in Tajikistan, 27 killed

Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 08-11-2018 16:13:39 IST Tajikistan

At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed in a riot at a high-security prison in the northern Tajik city of Khujand, security sources said on Thursday.

Local authorities confirmed there had been a riot on Wednesday at the prison known for housing people convicted on extremism charges, but provided no other information.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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