Notice how far you have to read in this article before you actually get to the bit about who is causing the problems and doing all the fighting. Also this represents yet another front in the war between Islam and everyone else.
At least 42 people including 12 soldiers and 30 rebels have been killed in fighting in the remote Tajik region of Gorno-Badakhshan, state television has reported.
Some unconfirmed reports speak of a far higher level of casualties, with dozens of people being killed in the violence.
It follows the fatal stabbing of a top security forces official on Saturday.
That led to military action against local opposition strongman Tolib Ayombekov, reports say.
Residents of the provincial capital Khorog told the BBC their town now resembled a warzone.
Communications in Gorno-Badakhshan province have now been cut.
People are trapped in their homes because of the heavy fighting in the streets, where armoured vehicles have been seen. Dozens of people have been reported wounded.
A hospital official in the Tajik capital Dushanbe – where some of those injured have been treated – told the BBC’s Central Asian Service that more than 200 people were killed on Tuesday.