Fatalities as suicide bomber sets off explosive outside concert hall in Russia’s Chechnya
Published time: October 05, 2014 14:10
Four police officers have been killed and another four sustained injuries in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya as they attempted to detain a suspected suicide bomber. The man detonated an explosive when police attempted to search him.
The incident happened ahead of a concert dedicated to City Day. According to the Internal Affairs Ministry, police forces noticed a suspicious man outside a concert hall.
The area around the concert hall in the city of Grozny, which is home to over 280,000 people, most of them Chechens, has been cordoned off.
There were no immediate reports of civilian deaths or injuries, RIA Novosti news agency said.
According to local media, the suicide bomber has survived. This has not yet been confirmed by police.
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