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Attacco a turisti in Tagikistan, il segretario dell’Osce: “Continueremo la lotta al terrorismo”

Thomas Greminger condanna l'episodio in cui hanno perso la vita 4 persone. Rafforzate le misure di sicurezza dell'ambasciata russa
fonte: AGV - Agenzia Giornalistica il Velino/Sputnik
di ppl

Il segretario generale dell’Organizzazione per la sicurezza e la cooperazione in Europa (Osce) Thomas Greminger ha condannato il recente attacco ai turisti in Tagikistan, dove quattro persone sono state investite da un’auto. Gli aggressori hanno poi pugnalato a morte i quattro turisti (due cittadini statunitensi, uno olandese e un cittadino svizzero) e ferito altri tre. “Sono sconvolto dall’incidente – ha detto il segretario generale su Twitter – e condanno fermamente queste violenze.

L’#Osce sta in Tajikistan e continuerà a sostenere la lotta contro il terrorismo”. La responsabilità dell’attacco è stata rivendicata dal gruppo terrorista dello Stato islamico. I turisti feriti nell’attacco di domenica sono stati portati a Dushanbe e ricoverati in ospedale, ha riferito una fonte del ministero dell’Interno del Tagikistan a Sputnik.

“I due turisti stranieri pugnalati, di origine svizzera, sono stati sottoposti a un intervento chirurgico nell’ospedale distrettuale di Dangara il giorno dell’attacco, ora le loro condizioni sono stabili”, ha detto la fonte.

Il ministero ha riferito che al momento non si esclude nessuna ipotesi. L’indagine è condotta sotto il controllo personale del presidente del paese, Emomali Rahmon. L’ambasciata russa in Tagikistan ha rafforzato le misure di sicurezza dopo l’attacco, ha detto a Sputnik il consigliere ministeriale dell’ambasciata Shamil Shamsutdinov.

“L’ambasciata russa in Tagikistan ha rafforzato le misure di sicurezza per i dipendenti della missione diplomatica: la parte tagika ha preso misure speciali per garantire la sicurezza”, ha detto Shamsutdinov, aggiungendo che sono state introdotte anche restrizioni ai viaggi diplomatici in Tagikistan.

Anche l’ambasciata degli Stati Uniti ha invitato i cittadini statunitensi a rimanere vigili e contattare l’ambasciata se è necessaria assistenza.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Thomas Greminger on Tuesday condemned the recent car ramming and stabbing attack on tourists in Tajikistan, in which four people were killed, saying he was “horrified” by the incident. On Sunday, a group of foreign cyclists, who were traveling around the country, were hit by a car. The attackers then stabbed to death four of the tourists (two US citizens, one Dutch and one Swiss national) and injured three others. “Horrified by terror attack on tourists in #Tajikistan. I strongly condemn unacceptable violence.

The #Osce stands by Tajikistan and will continue to support fight against terror,” Greminger said on Twitter. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group (Is, banned in Russia). Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry accused the Islamic Revival Party, which is banned in the country, of the attack. Three suspects have been killed when being detained, several others are still at large.

Tourists injured in the attack on Sunday were taken to Dushanbe, two of them were hospitalized, a source in Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry told Sputnik. “Two foreign tourists, who were stabbed, underwent surgery in the Dangara district hospital on the day of the attack. Now, their condition is assessed as satisfactory and they are undergoing rehabilitation at the hospital,” the source said, adding that these two tourists are Swiss citizens. According to the source, the third injured tourist, a citizen of France, was deeply stressed. He was provided psychological aid and taken by the staff of the French Embassy in Dushanbe.

The ministry also reported that despite the fact that a criminal case was initiated under Article 4 of the country’s Criminal Code (murder), the investigation does not rule out other versions of the incident. The investigation is conducted under personal control of the country’s president, Emomali Rahmon.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Tajikistan confirmed to the Netherlands that the incident was a terrorist attack, the NL Times reported. “My thoughts go out to all the victims and relatives of this horrible attack,” the prime minister said, as cited by the news outlet.

The Russian Embassy in Tajikistan strengthened security measures after the attack, the embassy’s minister-counselor Shamil Shamsutdinov told Sputnik. “The Russian Embassy in Tajikistan has strengthened security measures for the employees of the diplomatic mission. The Tajik side has taken special measures to ensure security,” Shamsutdinov said, adding that restrictions on the diplomats’ trips to Tajikistan have also been introduced.

In turn, the US embassy called on US citizens to stay vigilant and contact the embassy if any assistance is needed.

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