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Russia: Two Suicide Attacks in Chechen Capital Grozny

Posted by Info on 31/08/2011

A man blew himself up when a police patrol tried to detain him near a local parliament building, and a second blast came just 30 minutes later. There were also reports of a third blast. The attacks took place during celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

At least eight people (six policeman) have been killed and 22 injured, five of those injured are in critical condition.

Militant-linked violence remains a “chronic problem” in Russia’s North Caucasus region, the U.S. Department of State said in its annual report on global terrorism threats.
“Terrorist attacks in Russia continued to emanate from the ongoing unrest in the North Caucasus. Radical militants calling for a Caliphate within the Caucasus continued to constitute the main terrorist threat.”

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