Four more militants killed amid Tajikistan fighting: govt

Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on September 2, 2015Ex-Soviet Tajikistan’s interior ministry said Sunday that four more militants were killed by government forces in a continuation of violence that began with shootouts Friday, and has now left at least 26 dead. “Government forces of Tajikistan killed four members of a terrorist group during an operation in the Ramit Valley,” an MVD spokesperson told AFP of the military operation under way roughly 50 kilometres northeast from the country’s capital, Dushanbe. President Emomali Rakhmon, 62, promised that perpetrators of armed attacks on police in both Dushanbe and the nearby provincial town of Vahdat would be “deservedly punished” during his visit to the scene of the Vahdat strike Sunday.

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