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21 injured in Russia`s Caucasian city blast

At least 21 people were on Saturday injured in a powerful blast near an enclosure of local a racecourse in the Russian Caucasian city of Nalchik.



Moscow: At least 21 people were on Saturday
injured in a powerful blast near an enclosure of local a
racecourse in the Russian Caucasian city of Nalchik.

The incident took place in Nalchik which is the
capital of Russia`s Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
and has witnessed Muslim militants` raid at the local security
office buildings few years ago.

According to ITAR-TASS republic`s former Interior
Minister Hachim Shogenov, who is said to be behind the
elimination of the local Islamist militant leadership, was
present in VIP enclosure, while rest of the local leadership
was on city tour on the May Day celebrated in post-Communist
Russia as the Labour and Spring Day.

On March 29 two suspected Chechen female suicide
bombers blew themselves up on packed metro trains in central
Moscow killing at least 39 people and wounding 63 others.

Though no organisation claimed responsibility for the
deadly attacks during morning rush hour, Chief of the Federal
Security Service (FSB) blamed militant groups active in
Russia`s volatile North Caucasus region (Chechnya) for the
strikes.

On March 31, two suicide bombers, including one
in police uniform, set off powerful blasts in Russia`s
volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, killing at least
12 people and injuring 27, just a couple of days after the
terror attacks on Moscow metro claimed 39 lives.

PTI

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