As many as 25 inmates and two security officers were killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, security sources said on Thursday.
The riot started when an inmate, believed to be a member of militant group Islamic State, attacked a guard and seized his assault rifle, an interior ministry official said, QNA reported.
The situation was restored hours later with the help of reinforcements, a security official said.
The prison is situated in Khujand in northern Tajikistan. It houses prisoners convicted of religious extremism offences, including membership of Islamic State.
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