Order restored in Tajik capital

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The Independent Online
DUSHANBE (AP) - Government forces restored order in the Tajik capital yesterday and gathered up the dead from a bloody weekend attack by rebels seeking to return the ousted president, Rakhmon Nabiyev, to power. Occasional bursts of automatic gunfire echoed through the city last night, but no serious fighting was reported.

Earlier in the day, government troops retook control of the city centre, including the presidential palace and parliament. No precise casualty toll was available, but one report spoke of 150 corpses at a hospital.