NAZRAN, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - Today's attack on the Ingush prime minister is an attempt to destabilize the situation in the republic and in the Northern Caucasus, an Ingush official said.
Commenting on the assassination attempt against Ingush Prime Minister Ibrahim Malsagov, Chechen President Murat Zyazikov, said, "There are forces that cannot accept the fact that they failed to expand the conflict, and they are not satisfied with the course toward prosperity and security taken by the republic," he said.
The president said there was a connection between today's attack, militant attacks on the republic, and the attempt on his life last year.
At the same time, Zyazikov said the republic had enough police and security agencies to counter the terrorist threat.
"We are not going to deploy additional troops in the republic," he said.
An attempt on the life of the Ingush prime minister took place Thursday near a railroad station in Nazran. According to a police official, the minister was wounded and hospitalized, but his life was not in danger.