AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe advises all Americans in Tajikistan to be especially vigilant during the upcoming Navruz holiday. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leaders are known to recruit and inspire individuals to conduct spontaneous attacks on anyone who does not adhere to their extreme ideology. Due to previous ISIS-related activity in Tajikistan and historic methods used by ISIS globally, the U.S. Embassy therefore recommends the following actions:
The Embassy advised to avoid large crowds, keep a low profile, consult with security providers at their location, review their personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device, notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans, be aware of their surroundings and local security developments.
The festive event on occasion of Navruz will take place on the central square of Dushanbe on March 21 for the first time in the history of Tajikistan.