ISIS Militants Who Attacked Tajikistan Border Area Entered From Afghanistan

An attack on an outpost on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border was carried out by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) who had come from Afghanistan, Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security said on Wednesday.

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According to the State Committee for National Security, the militants arrived in Tajikistan’s Qabodiyon district on November 3 from northeastern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province. During the interrogation, the terrorists admitted that the Ishkobod outpost was “the most convenient place” for them.

Early on Wednesday, an armed group of 20 individuals wearing masks attacked an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border near Rudaki, some 50 km to the west of Dushanbe, the press center of the Border Forces of Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security reported.

During an operation conducted by security forces, 15 gunmen were killed and five others were detained. One soldier of the Border Forces and another staff member of Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry were killed in the effort.