Russian Interior Minister: Tuesday bombings in Grozny kill nine - Kyiv Post

Sappers work at the site of a blast at a cafe in Grozny, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. The suicide bomber killed two police officers near a cafe in the Chechen capital, Grozny Tuesday night, where a festive crowd was celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. AP

Russian Interior Minister: Tuesday bombings in Grozny kill nine

Today at 13:24 | Interfax-Ukraine

The bombings in Grozny on Tuesday evening killed nine people, Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev has said.

"Nine people were killed by an explosion in Grozny. A terrorist attack was committed in Grozny," Nurgaliyev told journalists on Wednesday.

Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov said the bomb attacks had been committed by three people, and two of them have already been identified.

The Chechen police have been put on alert following the bombings in Grozny, Alkhanov said.

Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax earlier that, according to preliminary findings, the explosive devices that went off in Grozny were equivalent in aggregate to about 3 kilograms of TNT. Markin also identified two of the three suicide bombers as Magomed Dashayev, born in the Urus-Martan district in 1989, and Adlan Khamidov, an oil institute student, who was born in the village of Stariye Atagi in 1990.

31 Aug, 2011

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