DUSHANBE, September 21. /TASS/. The government of Tajikistan is capable of maintaining peace and stability in the country, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Shukurdjon Zukhorov said on Monday.
"Today’s government of Tajikistan is not the government of the 1990s, it can maintain peace and stability in the country and hinder the path to the enemies of people and any evildoers who do not want a stable Tajikistan," Zukhorov told local citizens.
The counter-terrorism operation in the Ramit gorge, to the east of the capital Dushanbe, was launched on September 4 after a group of former deputy defense minister Abdukhalim Nazarzoda orchestrated attacks on several facilities of the country’s law enforcers.
The general accused of plotting the unrest was "neutralized" on September 16. The law enforcers continue the effort on detaining the remaining supporters of the rebellious general. During the operation, 27 gunmen were killed and 139 others were detained.
The republic’s Prosecutor General’s Office has launched some 100 criminal cases.