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Tajikistan Says It Has Killed Renegade Ex-minister

Security forces in Tajikistan said on Wednesday they had tracked down and killed the country's former deputy defense minister who had been charged with high treason after dozens of people were killed in gunbattles earlier this month. The killing of General Abdukhalim Nazarzoda, a member of the country's government until as recently as September 4, risks stoking fresh tension in the unstable ex-Soviet state where tensions between the government and Islamist politicians are on the...

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