TASHKENT -- Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev appointed Abdusalom Azizov as interior minister, CA-News.org reported Wednesday (January 4), quoting local media.
Azizov had been chief of police in Jizzakh Province for seven years.
The former interior minister, Adkham Akhmedbayev, became Mirziyoyev's state counsellor for work with law enforcement agencies.
The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.