Dushanbe : Nearly 20 prisoners and two defenders were killed in a bloody conflict in a prison in the northern city of Khujand in Tajikistan. This information security sources gave the media on Thursday. Sources said that 6 guards were also injured in the incident.
Local authorities confirmed that there was a riot in jail, but no other information was provided. Khujand city is located approximately 300 km (186 miles) north of Tajikistan capital Dushanbe. According to an official of the interior ministry, the riot began when the prisoner member of the terrorist group attacked the prison guard. Tell us that Tajikistan is a poor Central Asian country where prisoners kept in custody keep riots in jail.