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Tajik Troops Kill One In Volatile Badakhshan

One person has been killed and three others injured at a checkpoint in a volatile region of Tajikistan after soldiers opened fire at a vehicle.

Police in the eastern Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province said the driver of a car failed to stop at the checkpoint and did not react to a warning shot.

The incident took place late on August 10.

It comes less than a month after deadly fighting broke out between troops and militants in the remote mountainous region.

The violence was sparked by the July 21 assassination of General Abdullo Nazarov, a regional head of the State Committee for National Security.

The government said at least 12 soldiers and 30 militants were killed in fighting on July 24.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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