Police officers secure an area in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, where several Interior Ministry special forces officers and a traffic policeman were reportedly shot dead earlier on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Leonard)
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Tajikistan's leader said Sunday attacks on police had been staged by militants sharing the views of ISIS and aiming to undermine his rule of the Muslim nation, local media reported.Nine policemen were killed in gun attacks in the capital Dushanbe and the nearby city of Vahdat Friday, police said.The attacks came amid rising tension between Rakhmon's pro-Moscow secular government and the Islamist opposition.More than 500 Tajiks have joined ISIS fighters, according to police estimates.Under the agreement the United Tajik Opposition, which had fought against Rakhmon, was entitled to 30 percent of posts in government departments.Russian President Vladimir Putin called Rakhmon on Saturday to express his support for the Tajik leadership.
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