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Death Toll in Chechnya Truck Bomb Hits 60

A young boy wounded by a truck bomb blast in Chechnya died on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 60. Meanwhile, a Russian diplomat called bombings in the war-ravaged region and in Saudi Arabia and Morocco “links in one chain” of attacks by international terrorists. The 10-year-old boy died of a brain injury he suffered when suicide attackers detonated a truck filled with explosives at the edge of a Moscow-backed government compound in northern Chechnya on Monday, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing Chechnya’s Health Minister Shakhid Akhmadov. The Interfax news agency said the boy was 11 and quoted the head of the Chechen district where the attack took place as saying nine victims remained in critical condition. ITAR-Tass reported that 12 people wounded in Monday’s attack and a suicide bombing in Chechnya on Wednesday have been flown to Moscow for treatment. In Wednesday’s attack, authorities say a woman detonated explosives strapped to her waist at an Islamic ceremony, killing herself and 17 others. Full Story

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