16:02 GMT16 April 2021
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    A female suicide bomber has blown herself up nor far from a police station checkpoint in Grozny, the Chechen capital, Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

    "On the outskirts of Grozny an unknown young woman exploded herself," acting head of the Chechen Interior Ministry Apti Alaudinov told reporters.

    Following the incident, police officers and civilians hadn't sustained any injuries, the official added.

    READ MORE: EU Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombing in Russia's Chechen Capital

    Alaudinov noted further that the incident took place at about 4:00 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT) when the young woman came to the federal police post ignoring officers' demands to stop. She staged the blast after warning shots.

    Investigators are now trying to identify the attacker and looking for her possible accomplices. The incident has not resulted in additional security measures in the city.

    According to a source cited by Russian media, the suicide bomber was not a Chechen national.

    The last suicide bombing at a checkpoint in Grozny had been reported in May 2016, when Chechen police stated that six police officers had been wounded as a result of a suicide attack in the Chechnya region.


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