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    A 19-year-old Chechen militant, who planned to commit an act of terror in Grozny, blew himself up after being surrounded by police, the Chechen interior minister said on Friday.

    GROZNY, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - A 19-year-old Chechen militant, who planned to commit an act of terror in Grozny, blew himself up after being surrounded by police, the Chechen interior minister said on Friday.

    "Acting on information about a planned terrorist act, police located the militant in the Lenin district of Grozny. The terrorist, cornered by police, set off a bomb and killed himself," Ruslan Alkhanov said.

    The minister said there were no other casualties in the blast.

    He added that the militant, identified as Kureysh Duguyev, was the brother of a member of an illegal Chechen armed group, who was killed near Grozny several months ago.

    On October 27, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Grozny, killing one police officer and injuring another policeman.

     

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