17 killed in attack on Tajik border outpost, authorities say

International Desk
6 November 2019, Wed
Published: 01:16 Updated: 01:17

17 killed in attack on Tajik border outpost, authorities say

At least seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

The 20 attackers killed a border guard and a policeman before 15 of them were killed by return fire, Tajikistan's National Security Committee said. The remaining five were captured, it said in a statement.

It gave no other information about the attackers and said an investigation was underway into the incident, which happened 50km (30) southwest of the capital, Dushanbe. Source: Reuters

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