09 September 2010

Central Asian Bombing Wave Continues

Just because it's happening on Russian soil doesn't mean it's not a big deal.

A suicide car bomber hit a central market in southern Russia on Thursday, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 130 in one of the North Caucasus region's worst attacks in years, officials said.
The bomber detonated his explosives as he drove by the main entrance to the Vladikavkaz market, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The death toll included the bomber, and 98 of the 133 people wounded in the explosion were hospitalized, many in grave condition, said Alexander Pogorely of the Emergency Situations Ministry.
TV images showed a shrapnel-littered square in front of the market, with blood stains on the pavement and rows of vehicles scarred by the blast.

How much longer will this wave of violence go on? How long before the Russians really clamp down on it? So far they're treating it like a police action, but when does that change?

By: Brant

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