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Blasts In Dushanbe Not Terror-Related

(RFE/RL) June 16, 2006 -- Tajikistan's police said they think three explosions that shook Dushanbe overnight were not terrorist acts

Interior Ministry spokesman Khudoinazar Asoev said a preliminary investigation suggests the three explosions were linked and could be the work of teenagers. No casualties have been reported.

The first blast was near Dushanbe's Iranian cultural center. The second occurred near the offices of a charity run by the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan. The third was in front of the Constitutional Court building.

(Asia-Plus, Avesta)

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