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16-09-2015, 19:23

Tajik senior defence official, his gang killed at Ramit gorge clashes



Avesta.Tj | 16.09.2015 |The leader of a terrorist group, Major General Abduhalim Nazarzoda, Tajikistan’s former deputy defence minister and his eleven supporters were killed during the clashes in Romit gorge, Interior Ministry said Wednesday.


The clashes broke out on Tuesday night 60 kilometers to the east of Dushanbe in Tajikistan’s Romit mountain gorge between the armed group of Nazarzoda’s supporters and the government special forces.


The commander of the Alfa special forces unit -- Colonel Rustam Amakiev, another special forces fighter and two Interior Ministry troops were killed in the gunbattle.


Meanwhile, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon expressed his deep condolences to the families of the law enforcement officers and security forces, who were killed in a special operation to neutralize Nazarzoda and his terrorist group.


Rahmon ordered the heads of government structures to provide comprehensive assistance to the families of killed officers.

Tajik leader also expressed his gratitude to all the personnel of the law enforcement and security agencies who took part in the special operation, as well as all citizens, who actively cooperated with law enforcement and security agencies in tracking down the terrorists.