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Official: Caucasus bombing driven by revenge

Official: Caucasus bombing driven by revenge

A regional prosecutor says revenge appears to have been the motive in the suicide attack on a group of police and soldiers in a restive North Caucasus province.
Ingushetia's chief prosecutor Yuri Turygin said Friday that the suicide bomber apparently wanted to avenge the death of his mother and a brother.
The attacker drove his car Thursday into a police checkpoint in Ingushetia's main city of Nazran and detonated explosives, wounding at least 23 people, most of them policemen and soldiers.
Turygin identified the attacker as Batyr Dzhaniyev.
He said Dzhaniyev's mother and one of his brothers were killed Wednesday when their car exploded. The regional branch of the Russian Interior Ministry said police fired at the car after it refused to stop at a checkpoint.


Updated : 2021-10-18 12:09 GMT+08:00