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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 14 in Chechnya

In the second major suicide attack in Chechnya this week, a female bomber blew herself up today at a prayer meeting near the republic’s second-largest city, killing at least 14 people and wounding scores more, officials said. The woman managed to get within six feet of Akhmad Kadryov, the Moscow-appointed head of the Chechen government, before she detonated the bomb, according to Akhmed Abastov, who heads the region of Gudermes, where the religious gathering took place. Kadryov escaped harm, but several of his bodyguards were reported to be seriously wounded or dead. The attack followed a massive explosion Monday at a government compound in northern Chechnya that killed 59 people and seriously wounded more than 100. Full Story

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