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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Rebels Sought

MOSCOW -- Government troops in Tajikistan searched northern mountainous regions Tuesday for scattered groups of rebel fighters who were driven off after several days of fighting in theCentral Asian nation.

The rebels, chased into the mountains of northern Tajikistan, were trying to flee into neighboring Uzbekistan, Interfax quoted the Tajik Interior Ministry as saying.

The government has said more than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in the latest fighting. A nationwide day of mourning was declared for Tuesday.