Avalanches kill seven in Tajikistan

A view of Anzob Pass, a high mountain pass located northwest of Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe (file photo) A series of avalanches in Tajikistan have killed at least seven people, according to authorities, who say the casualties could rise. Avalanches killed least five people on a highway linking the capital, Dushanbe, with the country’s second-largest city, […]

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan, landlocked republic in southeastern Central Asia, bordered on the north by Kyrgyzstan, on the north and west by Uzbekistan, on the east by China, and on the south by Afghanistan. Dushanbe is the country’s capital and largest city. Tajikistan contains the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (Badakhshoni Kuhi), an ethnically based political subunit that occupies about 45 percent […]

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