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Suicide attack in Chechnya kills 40

At least 40 people were killed in northern Chechnya when a truck packed with explosives rammed a local government building on Monday in the deadliest attack since rebels vowed to step up their opposition to a disputed peace plan. With dozens injured and dozens more feared buried under the rubble of the damaged building, local officials warned the death toll may continue to rise. Russian and Chechen officials immediately condemned the apparent suicide attack on the building in Znamenskoye, 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of the Chechen capital Grozny, as an attempt to derail the fragile peace process in the breakaway republic. The death toll stood at 40 by midday Monday, with around 100 injured, the Chechen prosecutor’s office said, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. It said the truck had been packed with one tonne of explosives. Full Story

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