DUSHANBE (Sputnik) — Seven residents of Tajikistan's Shahrtuz District have been sentenced to jail on charges of involvement with the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) terrorist organization, a spokesperson for the Khatlon Region's regional court said.
The Daesh cell members were planning an attack on the district's internal affairs ministry department, the spokesperson added.
The seven individuals received sentences of between seven and 27 years. Three underage extremists were handed shorter sentences. Another 15-year-old suspect is on the wanted list. The group joined Daesh, outlawed in Russia, via the Internet.
Over 700 Tajik citizens are fighting among Daesh ranks in Syria and Iraq, according to Tajikistan's security services.