Tajik train assaulted by armed group in Russia

Posted on October 30, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriates Attacked, Expatriates Injured, Public Unrest, Russia

According to news.tj, there ought not to seek political motives in a recent attack on Tajik train in Russian territory, Mohammad Egamzod, a spokesman for the Tajik Embassy in Moscow, told Asia-Plus today morning. According to him, this incident should be solved by railway companies of the two countries. “We have familiarized ourselves with comments of representatives of Tajik Railways who say that there was no any attack but it was just “a childish escapade.” But we did not invent the situation. We received an official appeal for help from Tajik Railways’ office in Moscow,” said Egamzod. We will recall that Mohammad Egamzod told Asia-Plus yesterday that around 20 young men of Slavic appearance, some shouting nationalist slogans, attacked the Moscow-Dushanbe train at the Ternovka railway station in midnight on October 26; several passengers were slightly injured while 20 train windows were broken. “The assault was accompanied by offensive words and racist threats against the passengers,” said Egamzod. “Russian transportation police and railway staff did not take any measures to prevent the attack.” Read article

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