Three jail guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security jail in Tajikistan after convicted Islamic State militants began a riot, the Central Asian nation’s Justice Ministry mentioned on Monday.
The ministry mentioned the riot broke out late on Sunday within the jail within the metropolis of Vakhdat, 10 km (six miles) east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and 5 fellow prisoners.
One of many instigators of the riot was Bekhruz Gulmurod, a son of Gulmurod Khalimov, a Tajik particular forces colonel who defected to Islamic State in 2015 and, in keeping with the ministry, has since been killed in Syria.
Safety forces have killed 24 militants and restored order within the jail which has 1,500 inmates, the ministry added.
Islamic State, which at one level managed giant swathes of land in Syria and Iraq however has now misplaced its strongholds, claimed accountability for one more Tajik jail riot final November, which adopted a lethal assault by its followers on Western vacationers in July 2018.
Supply: The Asian Age