Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on western cyclists in Tajikistan
The attackers "were a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition countries," a statement by the group said.
The group did not provide further detail or evidence for its claim.
The tourists, from the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands, were killed in the Central Asian country on Sunday, the authorities said. Three others, from Switzerland, the Netherlands and France, were injured - one of them also from a stab wound.
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