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Bomb Blast Near Chechen Govt Building, Some Injured

A truck packed with explosives blew up near a government building in the regional capital of Russia’s rebel Chechnya on Friday, wounding several people, a Chechen official said. NTV television, reporting from the scene, said at least five people were injured in the blast which occurred only yards from a complex of official buildings in Grozny. Interfax news agency earlier said a government building was destroyed. “It was a powerful blast, but we do not have any information about fatalities, though some people were wounded,” Edi Isayev, a Chechen official in Moscow said. The bomb attack came only hours after President Vladimir Putin told a news conference in Moscow that the only way forward in the rebel region was to follow the peace blueprint laid out by the Kremlin. Full Story

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