Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Gunmen At-Large in Dushanbe

On the morning of September 4, armed gunmen clashed with Tajik police in separate incidents in the city of Dushanbe. Tajik authorities are investigating.

Although the significance of these events is unclear, they may be precursors to other acts of violence. The US Embassy has been closed, and official Americans have been advised to shelter in place and not send children to school today, September 4.

All US citizens are advised to exercise caution.

For further information:

  • See the State for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Tajikistan Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact thus located at 109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue, at 992-37-229-2300, Mon, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tue – Fri, 2 – 4 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 992-98-580-1032 or 992-37-229-2000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).