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11-09-2015, 09:53

Four militants killed, 17 detained in Tajikistan operation to defeat terrorist group


Avesta.Tj | 11.09.2015 |Four militants were killed, 17 were detained and three others surrendered in a special operation to defeat an alleged terrorist group hiding in the Romit gorge outside Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, the Tajik Interior Ministry said Friday.

Tajik law enforcers continue an operation against an anti-government armed group led by the country’s former deputy defense minister, Major General Abdukhalim Nazarzoda.

On Sept.  4, Nazarzoda and his group of supporters attacked on the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe and in the town of Vahdat and then retreated to the Romit gorge, more than 150 kilometers to the east of Dushanbe.

Over 100 millitants have been killed and detained since the beginning of operation.