In a statement released on August 1, the Russian Embassy in Dushanbe asks Russian citizens to observe precautions while traveling to Tajikistan.

The Embassy, in particular, asks Russian citizens to avoid sparsely populated areas.   

Recall, four foreign cyclists, including two Americans, one Dutchman and a Swiss citizen, were brutally killed during a bike tour in the Danghara district on July 29.  They were attacked by at least one assailant with a gun and knife after being run down by a vehicle.  Three other foreigners were also injured in the attack.