Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 85

Tajik president Imomali Rahmonov was wounded today in a grenade attack during a visit to Leninabad region’s capital, Hojent. Two were killed and some 20 people, including top regional officials, were wounded in the incident. The authorities described the attack as an "openly political act." The alleged perpetrator, a 20-year old, was arrested on the spot and identified as one of the organizers of last year’s anti-government demonstrations in Hojent. (Russian and Western agencies, April 30)

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