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In Tajikistan suppressed a prison riot: there are victims – media

В Таджикистане подавили тюремный бунт: есть жертвы - СМИIn the colony there was a riot of prisoners.

In Tajikistan, several people were killed in the riot of prisoners in the penal colony, located in the 16th district of the city of Khujand. Prison riots began on the night of Thursday, November 8, according to Radio Liberty.

Stated that the cause of the riot prisoners still unknown.

It is known that in prison were thrown forces of the police special forces, resulting in the revolt was suppressed.

“The rebels were armed with cold weapons. An investigation of the emergency reasons”, – said the source.

The source also said that during the suppression of the rebellion of people died.

“While the number of dead and injured is not known. According to my information, several prisoners were injured while trying to escape. Some managed to leave the territory of the institutions,” he said.

As noted, from 22:30 to 23:00 Wednesday in the colony, gunfire was heard. However, in the corrections Management Khujand denied this information, while confirmed that was declared alarm.

According to eyewitnesses, on all city roads and highways leading into neighboring Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, established reinforced the positions of the security forces.

The Tajik authorities about the revolt in Khujand prison were not reported.

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