At least three people, including two children, have been attacked by wolves in the Suchan jamoat alone, Shugnan district of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).

According to local residents, before the wolves only attacked livestock, but now they have started attacking humans.

Last month, a wolf attacked a five-year-old boy in the village of Dashtak, some nine kilometers to the east of Khorog, the administrative center of the GBAO, in the daytime.  People came in time to help and the wolf left the boy and ran away.

Recently, a wolf has attacked a police officer in the Dashtak village in the evening.  Neighbors have reportedly come in time and saved him.

Several days ago, a wolf attacked a 6-year-old boy in the neighboring village of Sipindz in the daytime.  Relatives managed to save the boy.      

Local residents say they have just pitchforks and shovels to fight wolves when necessary.

Local police jointly with hunting firm have launched an operation to neutralize the pack that numbers more than ten wolves.  

Recently, they have reportedly killed three wolves. 

The heavy snowfall in the region in the last several weeks forced the wolves to come down from the mountains to local villages where they have attacked livestock and people.