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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Gunmen Killed

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- Five gunmen suspected of trying to assassinate Tajikistan's president last week were killed in a raid on their hideout by government forces, Russian news agencies said.


The group's leader, Khurshed "Tyson" Abdushukurov, committed suicide during Sunday's operation and four others were killed, a government spokesman said.


The crackdown occurred in the northern Khodzhent region where President Emomali Rakhmonov was injured in a grenade attack four days earlier.