Explosive lighters have been discovered in Grozny's crowded places. Presumably, these lighters were stealthily spread by militants.
According to Ruslan Atsayev in charge of the press service of the Chechen interior ministry, two devices of the kind have been found in the past 24 hours.
In the Staropromyslovsky district, a serviceman picked up an abandoned lighter. When he tried to use it, the lighter exploded and stripped him of four fingers. A similar lighter was defused in the Leninsky district.
These explosive devices are first of all targeted against peaceful civilians, Atsuyev stressed. He remarked the ministry officials had been instructed to put the population in the know through the media.