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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajiks Bomb Rebels

ALMATY, Kazakhstan () -- The Tajik government sent warplanes Tuesday to quell attacks by Islamic rebels in the disputed region of Tavildara, Russian news agencies said.

Itar-Tass quoted the Tajik Defense Ministry as saying government forces had hit back when the rebels fired on their positions in Tavildara in the center of the Central Asian state.

Interfax quoted a military source as saying government forces had used air power against the rebels. No details of casualties were published.