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Ringleader of Tajik terrorist group put on international wanted list

July 19, 2013, 16:04 UTC+3
According to some reports, he was a member of the Islamic movement of Uzbekistan
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DUSHANBE, July 19 (Itar-Tass) - Ringleader of the Tajik terrorist group Ansarullokh Amriddin Tabarov was put on the international wanted list, head of the Tajik Interior Ministry’s department for the struggle against organized crime Dzhurakhon Zoirov told a press conference here on Friday. In his words, Tabarov has been also involved in an attack on the 12th Russian border checkpoint in July 1993.

Native of the Nurabad district in eastern Tajikistan Tabarov was fighting for the armed Tajik opposition during the civil war in Tajikistan (1992-1997), Zoirov said. In July 1993, staying in Afghanistan, he was among the masterminds of an attack on the 12th Russian border checkpoint. In the rebuff of the attack of the Tajik gunmen 25 Russian border guards, including the Tajik citizens, were killed. The obelisk with the names of 25 heroes is placed at the border checkpoint. On July 13, the commemoration events were held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the feat of the Russian border guards at the border checkpoint.

After the end of the civil war Amriddin Tabarov did not accept the terms of the peace agreement signed in Moscow in 1997. According to some reports, he was a member of the Islamic movement of Uzbekistan, but later has formed his own group Ansarullokh fort the struggle against the incumbent secular authorities in Tajikistan. The republican law enforcement agencies accused the Islamists of several high-profile crimes, including the attack on the regional department for the struggle against organized crime in September 2010 in the city Khudzhand, where the terrorists killed three policemen and injured 25 more policemen.

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