Finding new ways to blend in. “At least four policemen killed in multiple suicide blasts,” from Reuters, August 21:
REUTERS – Suicide bombers on bicycles killed at least four policemen in the capital of Russia’s mainly Muslim region of Chechnya on Friday, Russian news agencies reported.
“In all cases the suicide bombings were carried out by terrorists on bicycles,” Interfax news agency reported, quoting a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office.
A Reuters witness heard two blasts. News agencies reported as many as five explosions.
ITAR-TASS news agency said all the attacks took place within an hour of each other.
Emergency Ministry and police officials contacted by Reuters said they were unable to confirm how many people had been killed.
The number of violent attacks, often blamed on Islamist rebels, has soared in recent months in Chechnya and the neighbouring regions of Dagestan and Ingushetia.