Publication: Monitor Volume: 4 Issue: 134

Tajik security authorities and opposition representatives yesterday offered discrepant versions of an armed clash which occurred on July 12 in Kofarnikhon district, twenty-five to thirty kilometers east of Dushanbe. According to the authorities, twenty were killed on both sides. According to the opposition, four were killed and an unspecified number wounded. The clash took place in Ramit gorge at an assembly site for “registered” opposition detachments, which await partial demobilization and the incorporation of remaining fighters with government forces. (Itar-Tass and other Russian agencies, July 13)–VS

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