Suicide attack in Chechnya wounds at least five: official

30th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday wounding at least five people in Chechnya's capital of Grozny, a spokeswoman for local investigators told AFP.

"Five soldiers were wounded," the spokeswoman Mariam Nalayeva said.

She added that the wounded had been taken to hospital and it was unclear whether there were any dead.

Russian news agencies reported that the blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives after approaching police on duty in the centre of the Chechen capital.

The local pro-Kremlin authorities in Chechnya and the North Caucasus regions are battling to defeat an Islamist insurgency that has already killed scores of civilians and police.

© 2010 AFP

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