Woman Blows Herself up Near Police Station in Chechen Capital Grozny

The wider North Caucasus region remains volatile.
Woman Blows Herself up Near Police Station in Chechen Capital Grozny
18 November 17:25 2018 Print This Article

A young woman blew herself up on near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern Russia.

Police asked her to stop and present her documents but when she refused to obey they saw she was carrying a home-made explosive device. They fired a warning shot and she detonated the device.

The once restive province of Chechnya has been mostly calm in recent years under the iron rule of regional strongman Ramzan Kadyrov after Moscow fought two wars with separatists in the 1990s and 2000s following the breakup of the Soviet Union.

However, in August militants staged a series of attacks on police targets in Chechnya and Islamic State claimed responsibility.

The wider North Caucasus region remains volatile  with unemployment and corruption pushing some young men to embrace radical Islam.

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