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Two Days of Clashes Leave 35 Dead in Tajikistan

Tajikistan security forces killed 13 militants Saturday, the government said, a day after nine police officers and 13 militants died in fighting blamed on a renegade former deputy defense minister. Abdukhalim Nazarzoda, dismissed from his post Friday in connection with an unspecified crime, was accused of belonging to the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikstan, which was effectively banned last week for its alleged links to Islamic State terrorists. The government said...

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