Bomb Blasts Rock Capital of Chechnya - 8 Are Killed
Seven police officers and an emergency services worker were killed Tuesday in two suicide bomb attacks in Grozny, the capital of the restive province of Chechnya, during celebrations at the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan, a police official told the Interfax news agency.
Times Topic: Chechnya
A man detonated an explosive device when a police patrol tried to detain him, and a second blast occurred soon after, the unidentified police official told the news agency.
The state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted a police source as saying that two suicide bombers were responsible for the explosions.
At least 16 people were wounded, Interfax reported.