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Tajikistan says 7 fugitives caught in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 22:13

Dushanbe (Tajikistan): Tajikistan`s state
security service says seven of the 25 prisoners who fled in a
brazen jailbreak in August have been recaptured in
neighbouring Afghanistan.

National State Security Committee spokesman Nozirdzhon
Buriyev said on Monday that among the captured fugitives are two
Tajiks convicted on charges that included attempting to
violently overthrow the government and three Afghan citizens
jailed for arms trafficking and murder.

The violent breakout this summer dealt an embarrassing
blow to the Central Asian nation`s government that has faced
what it called an Islamist insurgency. This weekend`s arrests
brings the tally of fugitives killed or recaptured up to 17.


First Published: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 22:13
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