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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajiks Turn in Arms

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- The opponents of Tajikistan's Moscow-backed government have handed in over 500 weapons this month in response to an appeal from President Imomali Rakhmonov, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

A ministry spokesman said 548 weapons had been given to the authorities, of which 245 were Kalashnikov automatic rifles.