According to the latest reports, 26 people were killed in the terrorist act near the villages of Belorechye and Eleskhan-Yurt east of the capital, Grozny. Of them 12 people died at the place of the explosion, and about 140 people were wounded, Abdulla Dibirov of the press service of the chief of the Chechen Administration, told RIA Novosti.
"According to various sources, 5 to 7 personal guards of Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov were killed," he said.
A powerful explosion resounded Wednesday at 14:45, Moscow time, near the villages of Belorechye and Eleskhan-Yurt during a Muslim festival attended by about 15,000 people soon after female suicide bomber entered the crowd of the believers and set off an explosive device, the man from the press service said.
Investigators have found it that the terrorist woman was 46 years old and her name was Shakhidat Baimuradova. "The second explosion was to be made by Zulai Abdurzakova, a 52-year old woman from the town of Gudermes, but she died before she had time to set off her explosive "suicide belt," Dibirov explained.
The Chechen office of public prosecutor instituted criminal proceedings on terrorism and murder charges.
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