Tajikistan’s security services are in the spotlight following two recent explosions and an audacious jailbreak in the Central Asian nation. The violence may be an indicator of faulty government personnel policies, some experts suggest.
A suicide bombing on September 3 at a police station in the northern city of Khujand left at least two police officers dead and 25 wounded. [For background see EurasiaNet’s archive].
Three days later, late on September 5, a blast ripped through a Dushanbe nightclub, leaving at least seven wounded, according to local media reports. The attacks followed close on the heels of the jailbreak, in which 25 alleged militants and oppositions leaders sentenced to long terms in August for plotting to overthrow the government regained their freedom. [For background see EurasiaNet’s archive].
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