Tajikistan Citizen Involved in Chisinau Airport Shooting Dies in Hospital

news 03-Jul-2023 World News

Shooter in Chisinau Airport from Tajikistan Dies in Hospital

A Tajikistan citizen who shot two security officers at Chisinau Airport on Friday has died in the hospital, according to the Moldovan Police Inspectorate on Monday.

On Friday, a shooting incident occurred at Chisinau Airport. Passengers were evacuated, and flights were temporarily suspended. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the shooter was a Tajikistan citizen who was denied entry into the country. He killed a border guard and an airport security officer. The Prosecutor's Office of Tajikistan reported on Saturday that the 43-year-old suspect, a Tajikistan national, was wanted for kidnapping. The man was critically wounded during his arrest and remained unconscious for several days while under guard in a hospital in Chisinau.

"The Tajikistan citizen Rustam Ashurov, accused of killing two individuals at Chisinau Airport, died in the hospital 15 minutes ago," the police department announced in their Telegram channel.

President of Moldova Maia Sandu declared July 4th as a national day of mourning in memory of the victims at the International Airport of Chisinau. She also signed a decree posthumously awarding the Medal for Combat Merits to Reserve Deputy Colonel of the State Guard Service, Igor Chofu, and Deputy Chief of the Border Police of the MIA, Sergey Muntian.

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