(DUSHANBE, Tajikistan.) JUST IN: Tajik security forces have killed at least 13 inmates at a high-security prison in the northern city of Khujand where a riot broke out late on Wednesday, three security sources said on Thursday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Local authorities confirmed there had been a riot at the prison, but provided no other information. Khujand lies around 300 km (186 miles) north of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe: According to an interior ministry official not authorized to comment publicly, the riot started when one inmate regarded by the authorities as a member of the Islamic State militant group attacked a prison guard #AceNewsDesk reports

The prison called in security forces to help quash the riot, which had now ended, said a security official speaking on the condition of anonymity: Tajikistan, an impoverished Central Asian country, routinely reports detentions and convictions of Islamist militants. Last July, Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack which killed four Western tourists in Tajikistan.

Source: Reuters.Com/ Published: November.08:2018 Reporting by Nazarali Pirnazarov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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