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Tajik authorities find guns, arrest 14 in swoop on former minister's supporters

Tajikistan’s former deputy defence minister is on the run after security forces stormed an isolated gorge near the capital and confiscated a large

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Tajik authorities find guns, arrest 14 in swoop on former minister's supporters

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Tajikistan’s former deputy defence minister is on the run after security forces stormed an isolated gorge near the capital and confiscated a large arms cache and arrested 14 men.

The government says they are part of former General Abdukhalim Nazarzoda’s “criminal gang”, and accuse him of belonging to an Islamist political party.