Symbolically, trying to plunge the area into darkness is rather appropriate for the jihadists. “Two killed in hydro plant terrorist attack,” from ABC.au and Reuters, July 21 (thanks to Dumbledoresarmy):
Russia says Muslim militants are behind a deadly attack on a hydro electric power plant in the volatile North Caucasus region.
Militant fighters attacked the power plant overnight with a grenade launcher, according to security services.
Two guards were killed in the assault and as many as four bombs exploded in the plant’s generator area.
The attack took place in the republic of Kabardino-Balkria in the North Caucasus bordering Chechnya and Dagestan.
Authorities say the attackers may also be behind other strikes on security services in the area.
There are frequent attacks in Russia’s North Causasus region and militants seeking an independent Islamic state often target police stations and state infrastructure.
Media quoted emergencies ministry workers as saying it took almost three hours to contain a fire that followed the blast.