One killed, 29 injured in bomb attack in Russia’s North Caucasus

One killed, 29 injured in bomb attack in Russia’s North Caucasus
# 01 May 2010 17:19 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The bomb attack at a horse race in Russia’s North Caucasus region claimed its first victim Saturday when one of those injured died in hospital, while the official injured toll rose to 29, news agencies said, APA reports quoting Xinhua News Agency.

The attack took place at a hippodrome in the city of Nalchik, capital of Russia’s North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Saidli Shibzukhov, a war veteran born in 1906, died during surgery in hospital, an emergency ministry spokesman said.

Twenty-three other people who were injured in the bombing remain in Nalchik hospitals, the spokesman told Interfax news agency.

Among those injured was Kabardino-Balkaria Culture Minister Ruslan Firov, a source from the local emergency ministry said.

The bomb exploded near a VIP box during the race, according to a ITAR-TASS report.

A law enforcement source told the RIA Novosti news agency the explosive was a time bomb, equivalent to about 5 kg of TNT.

The ministry officials said the attack was aimed at civilians and was designed to hit as many people as possible.
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