31 Jul '18, 1pm

Assailants in Tajikistan swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attack | FDD's Long War Journal

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has released a short video purportedly showing the team of five jihadists who assaulted cyclists in Tajikistan’s Danghara district on July 29. A screen shot from the video can be seen above. FDD’s Long War Journal cannot immediately verify that the young men, or adolescents, were responsible for the attack. However, Amaq’s video is similar to the footage released by the so-called caliphate after small-scale operations in the past. According to the US Embassy in Tajikistan , the assailants “hit seven foreign cyclists with their vehicle, exited the car, and stabbed the cyclists with knives.” Four people, including two Americans, were killed. The other two victims have been identified as Swiss and Dutch nationals. This same crude tactic has been employed in previous attacks claimed by the Islamic State. For example, in Nov. 2016, Abdul Raz...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/07/assailant...

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