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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Outpost Hit

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- Eight Tajik soldiers were killed when opposition fighters attacked a military post outside Dushanbe early Thursday, a news report said.

One officer and two Interior Ministry troopers also were wounded in the assault, some 35 kilometers east of the Tajik capital, Interfax said.

Police investigating the slaying said the attackers were from one of the opposition bands resisting the hard-line government.