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Why an Attack by Grassroots Jihadists in Tajikistan Matters

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 7, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A man signs a condolence book at the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, for the four bicyclists killed in a terrorist attack on July 29, 2018.

A man signs a condolence book at the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, for the four bicyclists killed in a terrorist attack on July 29, 2018. An American couple and Swiss and Dutch citizens were killed in the assault on a popular cycling route about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital.

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