Chechnya: Eight die in suicide bomb attack

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The Independent Online

Eight people, seven of them police, were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Chechnya's capital Grozny yesterday during celebrations at the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan.

A man detonated an explosive device when a police patrol tried to detain him and a second blast occurred soon afterwards, a police official told the Interfax news agency.

The explosions killed seven police officers and an emergency services worker, and wounded at least 16 people, according to the report. A police source later said that two suicide bombers were behind the blasts.