`2 killed, terror acts foiled in Russia`s Caucasian regions`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 23:13

Moscow: At least two people, including a
bomb disposal expert, were killed today as Russian security
forces claimed to have averted major terror strikes on the
65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in WW-II.

A bomb disposal expert with the rank of Sergeant was
killed while defusing an improvised explosive device on the
porch of an apartment building in Kaspiisk military garrison
in the militancy infested republic of Daghestan.

Later a car blew up in a suspected suicide attack,
killing its driver, who was stopped for checking at some
distance from the garrison checkpost, RBC News Agency
reported.

Eight years ago, 45 people were killed in Kaspiisk,
including the musicians of military band, when a powerful bomb
blast ripped through the V-Day parade.

In the wake of recent Moscow metro twin blasts and a
series of suicide attacks in Daghestan and other Caucasian
regions, the authorities tightened security across the
country.

Six years ago this day, President Ahmad Kadyrov of
Chechen Republic was killed in a bomb blast in the VIP
enclosure of local stadium in capital Grozny.

Today a suicide bomber was shot dead in Grozny, when
he tried to blow himself up near a police post, Ekho Moskvy
radio reported.

The man was stopped at some distance from the police
post for document check, when he tried to trigger the
explosives tied on his body, the police shot him dead, the
radio said.

Meanwhile, troops from World War II`s western allies
marched with the Russians on the historic Red Square to mark
the 65th anniversary of their victory over Nazi Germany.

Soldiers from Britain, France, Poland and the US
joined the 10,500 Russian troops and military contingents of
the former Soviet republics at the V-Day parade on the Red
Square, Russia`s biggest military display since the collapse
of the Soviet Union.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 23:13

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