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    Mental Patient Stabs 2 Russian Servicemen in Tajikistan – Tajik Interior Ministry

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    DUSHANBE (Sputnik) - A mental patient injured two off-duty Russian servicemen in the southwestern Tajikistani city of Bokhtar on Saturday, according to the Central Asian nation’s Interior Ministry.

    "Two service members from the Bokhtar-quartered unit of the 201st Russian military base… were attacked by a mentally unstable resident of Bokhtar, who inflicted several stab wounds on them," a source in the ministry said.

    The assailant, they said, is an outpatient of a psychiatric clinic. The wounded personnel were taken to a hospital in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe. Their condition is not known.

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