At least 32 people, including three guards, have been killed in a riot at a prison near capital Dushanbe. The justice ministry, in a statement, said the riot broke out late yesterday, as convicted members of the Islamic State armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners. The 24 others died in clashes with security forces.
Authorities said the prison was now functioning normally, with the situation currently under control. Local media reported that two of the prisoners murdered by the rioters were well-known activists of the banned opposition group Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.