Tajikistan crash was terrorist attack

Mark Rutte
Mark Rutte. Photo: Nia Palli / Wikimedia Commons

The Tajik authorities confirmed to the Netherlands that a crash that in Tajikistan on Sunday, was a terrorist attack, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Twitter. "My thoughts go out to all the victims and relatives of this horrible attack", the Dutch Prime Minister wrote.

A car crashed into seven cycling tourists in the Danghara region on Sunday. Four were killed, a 56-year-old Dutch man, two Americans and a Swiss. A 58-year-old Dutch woman was one of the three injured. 

According to the Tajkistan government, the forbidden Islamic Resistance Party is behind the attack, RTL Nieuws reports. That party was designated as a terrorist organization in 2015.

Terrorist organization on Monday, but did not give any details about the attack or evidence of its involvement. 

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