“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs in return is the garden of Paradise: they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain”¦” — Qur’an 9:111
“Suicide truck bomber kills 20 in Russia’s Ingushetia,” by Said Tsarnayev for Reuters, August 17 (thanks to Dionysios):
NAZRAN, Russia, Aug 17 (Reuters) – A suicide bomber rammed a truckload of explosives into the local police headquarters in Russia’s Ingushetia region on Monday killing 20 people, the deadliest attack in the North Caucasus region since 2005.
A wave of attacks against police and politicians blamed on Islamist insurgents in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus are undermining the Kremlin’s control of its southern flank.
A yellow truck exploded at the gates of the main police station in Nazran, Ingushetia’s largest city, as police officers lined up at the start of their day.
The number of wounded has risen to 118 people, Interfax reported, citing the emergencies ministry.
A police spokesman previously said 74 had been wounded….
“This is a big blow to the Kremlin,” said Tatyana Lokshina, an activist with Human Rights Watch who travels regularly to the region. “The number of attacks has been growing for a while, but I can’t remember one as brazen as this.”…