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Explosion in Tajikistan: Terrorism or Accident?

The car of a 67-year security guard in the southern Tajikistan city of Qurghonteppa exploded late at night on March 12 in the vicinity of a military prosecutors’ office, prompting official claims of possible terrorism afoot. 

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the blast was caused by an incendiary device.

RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, reported that the prosecutor’s office in the Khatlon region is investigating the incident as a potential terrorist act, but it has provided few specific details. According to a source cited by Ozodi, investigators are considering the possibility that the security guard, Hasanboi Rahmonov, who was the only person killed in the explosion, was also possibly a perpetrator.

Investigators are questioning Rahmonov’s friends and acquaintances for more details on his background, Ozodi reported.

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