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Reports: At Least Five Tajik Soldiers Dead After Attack

  • RFE/RL

Suspected terrorists today attacked a convoy of troops in Tajikistan, leaving at least five soldiers dead.

According to local media, the convoy was in eastern Tajikistan, about 185 kilometers east of the capital, Dushanbe, when it came under gunfire.

Authorities suspect the attack was the work of terrorists, many of whom escaped jail in August during a mass prison break and took to the mountains.

The attack took place near the headquarters of a rebellion in the 1990s that left tens of thousands dead in the country.

compiled from agency reports
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