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Car bomb targets Tajik police station

09-03-2010 18:56 BJT

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A car bomb blast has ripped through a police station in northern Tajikistan, injuring at least 25 policemen. No deaths have been reported apart from the bomber.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the bomber drove his car into the compound as another vehicle left.

An Uzbek militant group with links to al-Qaeda is suspected of being behind the attack. Preliminary information suggest there are fatalities, but no number has been confirmed.

The explosion occurred in Khujand, Tajikistan's second largest city. It badly damaged the building and sparked a fire. Friday's blast is the country's first suicide attack in more than five years.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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