Blast at Tajik Emergencies Ministry

by Nathan Hamm on 6/13/2005

The BBC reports that there’s been an explosion at the Emergencies Ministry in Dushanbe.

Vehicles were damaged in the blast, and the ministry’s windows blown out. It is not clear whether it caused injuries.

“I do not exclude that this was a terrorist act,” Interior Minister Khumdin Sharipov told reporters.

Earlier this year, a car bomb outside the same ministry killed the driver and injured three people. No-one claimed responsibility for that blast.

Mr Sharipov said this time the explosive was planted in a wheelbarrow.

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