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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 9:04
Many dead in Tajikistan clashes
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At least 42 people including 12 soldiers and 30 rebels have been killed in fighting in the remote Tajik region of Gorno-Badakhshan.

Some unconfirmed reports speak of a far higher level of casualties, with dozens of people being killed in the violence.

It follows the fatal stabbing of a top security forces official on Saturday.

Relations between the central government in Dushanbe and the mountainous region of Badakhshan - locally known as Pamir - have always been difficult.

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