Tajikistan: Five killed in ‘anti-terror’ operation in east

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Tajikistan’s authoritarian government said that five people had been killed on Tuesday in an “anti-terror operation” in a troubled region bordering Afghanistan and China. The five “members of an organised criminal and terrorist group were neutralised” after “armed resistance”, the state information service said, citing the interior ministry. The statement said that the operation was carried out on Tuesday morning and that the men resisted calls to surrender. Tajikistan announced an “anti-terror operation” earlier this month after protests in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region that it has l…

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