Moscow: At least four Russian police men were killed and four wounded Sunday in Russia`s North Caucasus region, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives attached to his body as the personnel were trying to determine his identity.
"Beside the metal detectors located at the entrance to the concert hall, police noticed a suspicious young man. When they decided to detain and identify him the man detonated the bomb," a Russia`s interior ministry statement said.
Russian authorities said that the officers were able to prevent a large-scale terrorist attack, given that the suicide bomber was evidently intending to attend a popular concert on Grozny Day.
The statement said that the terrorist was identified as a young man from Grozny, "who left his home two months ago and about whom his relatives had known nothing since that time."