Tajikistan – Armed Group Is Offered Amnesty in Exchange for Weapons – NYTimes.com

Posted: July 31, 2012 in Tajikistan

Talks on Monday shifted to removing barricades in neighborhoods where gunmen were still holed up, the Asia Plus news agency reported. The army offered to withdraw snipers from nearby hills in return. The authorities blame a former warlord who became an officer in the Tajik border guard service for recent clashes between his group and government troops that left at least 47 people dead.  The officer, who is accused of killing a police general, is also suspected of smuggling tobacco, gems and drugs in a network that included corrupt officials in the Afghan government, the Tajik counternarcotics agency said in a statement.

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