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Moscow – The United States is condemning the “senseless attack” in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan that killed four foreign cyclists, including two Americans.

The State Department issued a statement on Monday expressing “deepest condolences” to the families of the people killed when a car crashed into a group of seven people touring Tajikistan on bikes Sunday. Another tourist who died was from Switzerland, and one was from the Netherlands.

The department says it can’t provide more information about the U.S. citizens, citing “privacy concerns.” The statement said U.S. officials are working closely with Tajik authorities.

Tajikistan’s interior minister said Monday that investigators are considering a range of scenarios, including that the deaths resulted from an accident, were deliberate slayings or motivated by terrorism.

The State Department says it is encouraging Americans to monitor government advisories for updated information on where it is safe to travel.

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