30 June 2010, 22:00

Identity of terrorist who exploded himself in Grozny established

According to preliminary data, the suicide bomber who exploded himself near the concert hall in Grozny was an Adam Khamidov, resident of Grozny.

For reference, today about 18.00 an explosion took place near the state theatre and concert hall in the center of Grozny.

The explosion occurred after militia officers in the cordon on the square in front of the TCH noticed and hailed a suspicious young man, reports the official sight of the Chechen Republic president and government.

The investigation department of the investigation committee under the prosecution office of Chechnya clarifies that Khamidov, aged 22, approached two UAZ cars with the officers of temporary operational unit of Russian MoI making a cordon in front of the concert hall, and detonated the explosive device.

According to Alvi Kerimov, Chechen president's press-secretary, a major terrorist act has been prevented in Grozny. "A terrorist act has been prevented; during the attempt of arrest, the young man exploded himself, there are some wounded, there are no data on casualties", said Kerimov in the program of radio station "Echo of Moscow".

According to other data, one person has been killed and seven wounded, reports ITAR-ТАSS.

Among them are five law enforcement officers (three officers of the Chechen temporary operational unit and two republic's MoI officers) and two women who happened to be passing by. All victims suffer from shell fragment wounds of different degree of seriousness.

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