News Alerts

Tajikistan News Alert

Tajikistan: Islamic State plot foiled in Dushanbe

Security forces foil alleged Islamic State terror attack in Dushanbe, arrest 12 suspected militants

15 Nov 03:38 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dushanbe). COUNTRY/REGION Dushanbe

Event

On Tuesday, November 13, Tajiki intelligence officials confirmed an Islamic State (IS) plot was foiled in Dushanbe. Police reportedly arrested 12 IS supporters who planned to detonate explosives at a school and attack the Russian 201st Military Base in the capital.

Context

Tajikistan has faced increasing militancy from alleged IS supporters in recent months. IS claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four foreign cyclists in Danghara district (Khatlon province) in July. The group also claimed its militants jailed at a prison in Khujand (Sughd province) reportedly started a deadly riot which killed at least 50 inmates on November 7.

Advice

Individuals in Tajikistan are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior. Generally speaking, travelers are advised to avoid the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), a restricted zone along the border with Afghanistan which requires a special government permit for entry.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.