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Bomb Expert Dies in Moscow Blast

Russian state security expert has died while attempting to defuse an explosive device in a Moscow street. The blast early on Thursday occurred less than a week after a double suicide bomb attack at a music festival in the city, which killed 14. Moscow police said that they detained a woman acting suspiciously as she tried to bring a rucksack into a restaurant in the centre of the city. The rucksack was thrown into the street, but while a FSB state security expert was examining it, it exploded, killing him and shattering windows in nearby houses. Police say the device may have been set off remotely, and are searching for a male accomplice who apparently escaped. They also said they had identified the woman as a 22-year-old resident of Chechnya. No group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. Moscow authorities have linked the incident to the music festival attack. The explosion comes as the European Union’s rapporteur on Chechnya, Swiss member of parliament Andreas Gross, is to meet Russian officials for talks on Chechnya. Full Story

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