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13 killed in Tajikistan prison riot

International DeskDaily-Bangladesh.com

Security forces in Tajikistan have killed at least 13 inmates at a prison in the city of Khujand where a riot broke out late on Wednesday, three security sources told Reuters on Thursday.

The city government, contacted by Reuters, confirmed there had been a riot, but provided no other information.

Khujand is about 300km north of capital, Dushanbe.

In 1997, security forces reportedly killed at least 24 people after a riot broke out in Khujand prison, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Non-governmental sources, however, claimed that as many as 100 prisoners were killed

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