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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Explosions killed 15 people at a military depot outside Turkmenistan's capital last week, a special government commission said. But the official report said little about the extent of the damage in Adadan.

Kazakh special forces have foiled an attempted jailbreak and stormed a penal colony in Balkhash, an industrial town about 600 kilometers north of Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty. After they failed to escape, 16 hardcore criminals barricaded themselves in one of the buildings Monday. As special forces approached it, a powerful blast occurred, killing at least six inmates.