Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service reports that Islamic State or Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for a November 6 attack on a frontier post in Tajikistan. 

An online statement issued by the IS terror group on November 8 reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the IS militants had killed 10 Tajik border guards.

Recall, the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) had previously said that police officer Bahrom Qosimzoda and border guard Izatullo Latifiov were killed in the early hours of November 6 when 20 IS militants attacked the frontier post in the Roudaki district, some 60 kilometers southwest of Dushanbe.  

The Interior Ministry of Tajikistan said on November 8 that the attack was carried out by IS fighters, "mostly citizens of Tajikistan" who crossed into the country from Afghanistan on November 3.

Meanwhile, sources in Dushanbe and sources in other parts of Tajikistan told RFE/RL on November 8 that at least five more border guards were killed in the attack.

The sources reportedly say Dilovar Tolibov, Hofiz Hasanov, Naimjon Saidolimov, Ghanijon Davlat, and an unidentified border guard were buried on November 7.