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At least 1 dead in fresh violence in Tajikistan's Khorog
17:02, 24 May 2014, 1221

AKIPRESS.COM - Khorog At least one person was killed and two injured when a crowd attacked a security forces' building in Tajikistan's eastern Gorno-Badakhshan region overnight, the Radio Liberty reported on May 24.

A group of protesters marched on the building on the National Security Service in the regional capital Khorog and shooting started.

The protesters have been on Khorog's central square since May 21, when a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police left two people dead and one wounded.

The wounded person died in the hospital overnight, sparking the march on the security forces' building.

Witnesses reported that one of the protesters threw a grenade at the security forces' building and some protesters opened fire on the facility.


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