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At least 20 dead in Tajik prison riot: Security sources

AFP  |  Dushanbe 

Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a prison in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday.

One of the sources said that "around 20 prisoners" died in clashes that also claimed the lives of two guards. The second source confirmed the number of victims and said a further six guards had been injured.

The ex-Soviet country's government has yet to confirm the prison riot or the deaths.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 15:20 IST