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

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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.