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Bombing Seen as Linked to Rebel's Terror Threat

A deadly suicide bombing Thursday aboard a bus carrying Russian helicopter pilots and other military personnel appeared to fulfill a recent threat by a key Chechen guerrilla leader, authorities said. The blast, carried out by a female bomber, killed at least 16 of those on board. The attack in North Ossetia, near war-torn Chechnya, was the third major suicide bombing in less than a month attributed to Chechen rebels. The recent attacks involved women, a new development in the long-running conflict. At least 91 people died in the three incidents. “It is clear that such acts of terror are committed only for one single purpose — to destabilize the situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus if possible, and make the war last for years here,” Mikhail Shatalov, prime minister of the North Ossetian government, said in a telephone interview. Full Story

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