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Militants Suspected In Tajik Suicide Bombing Detained

The bomb killed two police officers

The bomb killed two police officers

The Interior Ministry in Tajikistan says it has detained three suspected Islamist militants in connection with a recent suicide bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 25 others.

A ministry spokesman said the three suspects were all members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda that the United States has branded a terrorist organization.

The three militants are suspected of planning the September 3 attack, in which two suicide bombers drove a car packed with explosives into the gate of a regional police headquarters in the northern city of Khugand.

The attack was believed to be the first suicide bombing in the Central Asian country.

compiled from agency reports