The bomber was attempting to enter a concert hall — a venue that would soon fall into disuse under Sharia law, in imitation of Muhammad’s own hostility toward music. “‘Five dead’ in suicide bombing in Grozny,” from Agence France-Presse, July 26:
Five people were killed Sunday in a suicide bomb attack in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny, the Interfax and Itar-TASS news agencies reported, citing local authorities.
The blast occurred at around 5:00 pm (1300 GMT) in front of a concert hall.
“Among the victims were several police officers, who according to initial reports stopped the suicide bomber from entering the venue,” Itar-TASS quoted a source in the local security forces as saying.
At least 10 people were wounded, the source said, while Interfax reported that the dead comprised three police officers, a civilian and the suicide bomber.