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19 Killed in Uzbekistan Terror Attacks

A series of bombings and attacks linked to Islamic militants, including the first known suicide missions in Uzbekistan, killed 19 people and injured 26, officials said Monday in this nation closely allied with Washington in the war on terrorism. The regime of President Islam Karimov, the former Communist boss, had held Islamic extremists in the Central Asian in check through brutal policies that forbid political or religious freedom. The last known terrorist attack of this magnitude came in an assassination attempt against Karimov 1999 that led to the arrests of thousands. Prosecutor-General Rashid Kadyrov said the blasts Sunday and Monday were connected and aimed at destabilizing Uzbekistan. Female suicide bombers carried out the blasts at the Chorsu market, the biggest bazaar in Tashkent, near the “Children’s World” store, and at a nearby bus stop, Kadyrov said. Full Story

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