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Tajik Probe Into Alleged Terrorist Attack Completed

Tajik officials have completed an investigation into an alleged plan to commit a terrorist act on TALCO, the largest aluminum plant in Central Asia.

Interior Ministry officials said the results of a probe into the case of seven men suspected of planning the attack at the plant in the western city of Tursunzade has been sent to the Supreme Court.

A trial for the detained suspects is expected to be announced in the coming days.

The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of the suspects in April.

An employee of the facility, who asked to remain anonymous, told RFE/RL that four of the suspects were TALCO employees.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon personally controls the operations of the plant, which employs some 10,000 workers and is considered Tajikistan's greatest industrial asset.