Int’l terrorist grouping eliminated in eastern Tajikistan

DUSHANBE. January 5. KAZINFORM Tajikistan's security forces have eliminated an armed terrorist grouping that reported to the field commander Alobiddin Davlatov, a man with close links to Al Qaida, Itar-Tass was told Wednesday by Tahir Normatov, the chief of staff of the Interior Ministry; Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

The grouping that operated in the east of the country was destroyed in the course of a special operation.

"The leader of the grouping himself and seven of his accomplices have been destroyed," Gen Normatov said. "All of them have been involved in shooting Tajikistani military and in other heinous crimes. Some of the militants have been detained."

September 19, 2010, the terrorists attacked a column of government troops in the Rasht region in the Pamir foothills. They killed 28 soldiers and officers almost pointblank.

Now, according to the Interior Ministry's data, the operation that started out as of September 22 is practically over.

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