At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, three security sources said on Thursday.
The violence started late on Wednesday when an inmate believed to be a member of Daesh militant group attacked a guard and seized his assault rifle, said an interior ministry official.
Officers restored order hours later with the help of reinforcements, a security official said.
Both officials said at least 25 inmates were killed, as well as one warder and one policeman. The third source, also a security official, said three guards had died.