Suicide Attack in Grozny

At least six police officers were wounded in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday, authorities said.

The blast ripped through a checkpoint in Chechnya’s capital city Grozny at around 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).

“Today, police officers prevented two armed men carrying grenades and explosives from entering through Checkpoint No.138 on the Grozny outskirts,” RIA Novosti news agency quoted Chechnya’s Interior Ministry as saying.

The ministry added that six officers were wounded, with several of them in a grave condition.

One of the attackers detonated an explosive, while the other was killed before he could trigger a second explosion, RIA Novosti reported, quoting a local security source.