Islamists storm Chechen parliament -

Islamists storm Chechen parliament

Attack leaves at least three dead, threatens to de-stabilize region


Armed Islamist militants stormed the Chechen parliament on Tuesday morning, leaving at least three dead and half a dozen injured.  At least three gunmen went on a rampage after breaking into the parliament building. According to several witness accounts one might have blown himself up in a suicide attack. The Russian government said all members of parliament had been safely evacuated as special units moved in to neutralize the militants. The attack runs in the face of Russia’s claim to have stabilized the region after battling a separatist insurgency there in two wars in the 1990s.

New York Times

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