ISIL Inmates Instigate Riots in Tajik prison

ISIL Inmates Instigate Riots in Tajik prison

At least 32 people were reportedly killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan as convicted Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) fighters went on a rampage.

A riot broke out on Sunday in Vahdat, 10 kilometres east of Dushanbe as the fighters armed with knives embarked on a riot.

Twenty four ISIS convicts killled three prison guards and five fellow prisoners, torched the prison hospital, took inmates hostage and tried to force their way out before being overpowered and killed by the security forces.

ISIS convicts have a history of starting riots in prisons- on November 2018, ISIS claimed responsibility for another Tajik prison riot, that riot followed a deadly attack by the group on tourists in July 2018. 

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