In working closely with Tajik authorities, we can confirm that two American cyclists were killed in the Danghara district on July 29. According to multiple sources, on July 29 Tajik citizens hit seven foreign cyclists with their vehicle, exited the car, and stabbed the cyclists with knives. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, several suspect have been detained and killed.
We condemn the senseless attack, offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wish the injured a speedy recovery. Due to privacy concerns, we are unable to share further details about the American citizens.
The Embassy commends Tajik authorities on their professional and quick response to the incident, and we will continue to work closely with them on the ongoing investigation.
As of now, the U.S. Embassy has no evidence that indicates a heightened level of threat to American citizens. We encourage American citizens to maintain awareness of their surroundings, and for any assistance they can contact the U.S. Embassy at 992-37-229-2000 or 992-37-229-2300.