Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 127

Tajik resistance inflicted 17 deaths on the government side in two separate attacks on October 31 and November 1 in the Garm region, according to a Foreign Ministry statement issued in Dushanbe yesterday. The statement accused the opposition yet again of using terrorist methods; and it claimed that four of those killed were civilians riding in a truck with internal affairs ministry troops. (15)

Garm region in the Pamir foothills is one of the two major areas of resistance activity. Pamiris, a population distinct from the Farsi-speaking majority, were traditionally disadvantaged during Soviet rule, briefly improved their position under the Islamic-democratic coalition government in 1992, and were pushed back into second-class status after the return of old communists to power in Dushanbe.


1. Interfax, November 2

2. NTV, Radio-1, Interfax, Segodnya, Nezavisimaya gazeta, November 1 and 2, Itar-Tass, November 3

3. Krasnaya zvezda, November 2

4. Interfax, November 1

5. Itar-Tass, November 1

6. BNS, November 2

7. Reuter, November 2

8. Ukrinform, Itar-Tass, November 1

9. Itar-Tass, October 31, Itar-Tass, Reuter, November 1

10. Interfax-Ukraine, ITAR-TASS, November 1

11. Itar-Tass, November 1

12. Reuter, November 2

13. Reuter, November 2

14. Reuter, November 2

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