Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Video of tourists killed in Tajikistan shows 'deliberate attack'

Video of tourists killed in Tajikistan shows 'deliberate attack'

Tajik security forces have killed four people in their hunt for the perpetrators and one has been arrested, news agency Reuters said. RFE/RL reports that additional suspects are wanted by the authorities, including two 19-year-old men and a 21-year-old - the Tajik Interior Ministry published photos of the wanted suspects.

Three other cyclists in the group, including a Swiss woman, sustained injuries and sought medical help, according to Tajik and Swiss officials. Officials said they died when they were run down by a vehicle Sunday and attacked with knives and guns.

One suspect has been detained while one was killed.

"We are considering all possibilities, including a road accident, murder and others", Rakhimzoda said. Four of the cyclists died in the hit-and-run crash, according to the ministry.

Australia’s hopes crash out with Porte
The crash also saw André Greipel needing treatment while Movistar's José Joaquin Rojas has also been forced to abandon the race . For the second year in a row I am ending the Tour de France like this".

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century
The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123. "It's something that people have heard of before", she said. But, the UK, Portugal, western Spain, Norway, Sweden and western France will only see some of the eclipse phase.

Valtteri Bottas contract talks only took two weeks
I think we have done a really good job considering certain things that we've faced and what they have brought to different races. The four-time world champion penned a new deal with Mercedes until 2020, when the current set of F1 regulations end.

The U.S. Embassy confirmed that two of those killed were American citizens, although their identities were not immediately released. "At this point, we can not say with confidence that a terrorist act or some other crime has been committed". A statement posted on the Interior Ministry's web site Sunday evening said two suspects were dead.

The Government of Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon - who expressed condolences to the US, Swiss and Dutch authorities on Monday - fought Islamist guerrillas in a 1992-1997 civil war that claimed tens of thousands of lives. "Should it turn out to have been a terrorist act, this would be recorded in the travel advice", she said.

The US Embassy said it could not name the two US victims due to privacy concerns, but indicated that it also considered the incident to be an intentional attack.

The State Department encouraged Americans headed overseas to monitor government advisories for updated information on where it is safe to travel.

Like this: