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One Tajik Student Dead After Argument Over Social Network

A disagreement sparked during an online discussion on the popular social network reportedly led to a deadly attack in Tajikistan.

An unnamed spokesperson from the Tajik Education Ministry told RFE/RL on June 2 that an 11th-grade student at a secondary school in Dushanbe was stabbed to death in the center of the Tajik capital on May 30.

According to the official, the attack took place after the two students had been arguing about an unknown subject on the social network.

Tajik Education Minister Nuriddin Saidov visited School No. 66 in Dushanbe's Sino District on June 2, where the two schoolboys were studying. He spoke about the incident with teachers and students.

No more details are available.