Tajiks pursue 2 Mullo Abdullo followers
DUSHANBE – Tajik authorities are pursuing two followers of slain insurgent commander Mullo Abdullo who escaped an April 14-16 government raid in eastern Tajikistan, AsiaPlus.tj reported April 20.
The government determined the pair concealed themselves as their comrades were killed in an April 15 battle with security forces, Deputy Interior Minister Saidzhon Dzhurakhonov said, adding that troops are searching for them in Rasht.
Government forces captured a third Abdullo supporter, Samsolik resident Mirkhudzhi Sharipov, in the east April 18. While being captured Sharipov resisted, killing a National Guardsman, Dzhurakhonov said.