Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 29 inmates and three guards dead
DUSHANBE: At least 29 inmates and three prison guards have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan.
According to Jail authorities, the riot was started by convicted ISIS fighters.
The Central Asian nation’s justice ministry said the riot broke out in Vahdat, as the fighters armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.
The ministry said in a statement that the clashes started when some 30 inmates convicted of membership in various militant groups, including the Islamic State (IS).
In a statement issued by the jail ministry, the clashes began when some 30 prisoners were convicted of membership in various militant groups, including the Islamic State (IS).
Security forces killed 24 prisoners and restored order in the prison which has 1,500 inmates, the ministry added.