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MEDIA: Thirteen inmates killed in prison riot in Tajikistan

MEDIA: Thirteen inmates killed in prison riot in Tajikistan
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Baku. 8 November. REPORT.AZ/ Thirteen inmates were killed in a riot in a correction facility in the city of Khujand in Tajikistan's northern Sughd province, Report informs citing RIA Novosti.

"Thirteen prisoners were killed during the storming of a strict-regime colony in Khujand, where they raised a riot," the source said.

According to him, one of the prisoners, a member of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), managed to disarm a guard, took his machine gun and started shooting at guards and warders, with prisoners seizing one of the prison buildings. Local special forces suppressed the riot.

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