Bomb in Chechnya kills one, injures 14: reports
A policeman was killed in a bomb attack in the Chechen capital Grozny late on Friday that also injured 14 people, Russian news agencies reported.world Updated: Oct 10, 2009 11:16 IST
A policeman was killed in a bomb attack in the Chechen capital Grozny late on Friday that also injured 14 people, Russian news agencies reported.
The deadly explosion was detonated by remote control about 10 minutes after police gathered at the scene of another blast, RIA Novosti reported. A surge in bombings and shootings in Chechnya and the neighbouring territories of Dagestan and Ingushetia has raised questions about the Kremlin's ability to keep control of the mainly Muslim region. Analysts see a danger of the region descending into open civil war, fuelled by Islamist militancy, clan rivalries, corruption, poverty and brutal law enforcement.