Tajik authorities reach agreement with illegal armed groups in Khorog
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 30 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Tajik authorities have reached agreement with illegal armed groups, opposing the government troops in the city of Khorog in Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region since July 24, Asia-Plus reported.
In the coming days it is expected that Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon will sign a decree on amnesty of Khorog combatants.
According to the agreement, only Tolib Ayembekov and two other people guilty of killing of Tajik special service general Abdullo Nazarov will be brought to justice.
Moreover, a preliminary agreement was reached on creation of special guards of representatives of armed groups opposing government forces, which would cooperate with the government to ensure security in Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region.
"We are ready to sign the documents only with the participation of representatives of Tajikistan's OSCE office and with OSCE guarantee to ensure the agreement fulfillment," leader of one of armed groups, Imomnazar Imomnazarov said.
A special operation started in Tajik city of Khorog on July 24 to neutralize illegal armed formation, which, according to security services, participated in murdering regional head of National Security Committee Abdullo Nazarov.
Tajikistan's Interior Ministry and the National Security Committee earlier said 30 militants were killed and 40 were arrested within the special operation. Moreover 12 Tajik security officers were reported to have been killed and another 25 were injured.