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Grozenergo director attacked

An attempt on the life of Nurdin Usamov - the director general of Grozenergo, the Unified Energy Systems of Russia's (UES) branch in Chechnya - took place in Grozny on Monday. A Volga car with Usamov, his bodyguard and chauffeur inside was on its way from Grozenergo to the village of Chervlyonnaya at 3.20 p.m.; when it was passing a GAZ-66 truck parked on the roadside, an explosion occurred, the UES press service has told reporters. It is assumed that the truck was stuffed with explosives. The Volga passengers survived because an armored personnel carrier was moving between the Volga and the GAZ-66 at the moment the bomb went off, which actually guarded the Volga from the blast. The Grozenergo director suffered a concussion, but his life is out of danger. The servicemen in the armored personnel carrier weren't injured, the press service said, AK&M reports. Several days ago, unidentified gunmen fired at the Grozenergo office in Grozny, but their attack was repelled