November 8, 2018 / 10:05 AM / 10 days ago

At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot - security sources

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed in a riot at a high-security prison in the northern Tajik city of Khujand, security sources said on Thursday.

Local authorities confirmed there had been a riot on Wednesday at the prison known for housing people convicted on extremism charges, but provided no other information.

Reporting by Nazarali Pirnazarov, Writing by Olzhas Auyezov, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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