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ISIS Captures Riot in Tajikistan Prison, leaves dozens of dead



DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Islamic state militants have imprisoned in a prison in a high prison just outside the capital of Tajikistan and killed three prison guards and 29 detained, said the Ministry of Justice on Monday.

The ministry said the riot broke out late Sunday in the prison in Vakhdat, about six miles east of the capital Dushanbe, after militants armed with knives killed the guards and five accompanying prisons.

One of the rebellious instigators was Bekhruz Gulmurod, a son of Gulmurod Khalimov, a Tajik Specialist Colonel who joined the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, in 201

5 and according to the Ministry of Justice, has since been killed in Syria.

Security forces responded to the violence and killed 24 militants and restored orders in the prison, which holds 1,500 prisons, added the Ministry.

The Islamic State, which at one time ruled large country swings in Syria and Iraq but now lost its strongholds, claimed to sponsor an earlier prison staircase in Tajikistan in November, a rebellion that followed a fatal attack by its supporters on Western tourists in July 2018.


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