At least 13 die in Tajik prison riot

Published: November 08, 2018 14:20:59 | Updated: November 09, 2018 17:13:20

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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 news agency 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.

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