The military detachment of field commander Rahmon Sanginov, which operates only 10 kilometers east of Dushanbe, yesterday took hostage Col. Muzafar Aminov, a member of President Imomali Rahmonov’s Security Council. Aminov had gone to a Sanginov-controlled village in order to negotiate the release of two other security officials, held there by Sanginov’s detachment. The Security Council’s powerful chief, Amirkul Azimov, is now at the scene to negotiate Aminov’s release.
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