Act of terrorism in Vladikavkaz city of Northern Osetia republic

Central Market, Republican Center for Standardization, Headquarter of Hamid Bank, secondary school, plenty of small stores and bars are located nearby. Minor traffic accident preceded the explosion: a motor-car slightly pushed the red VAZ-2107 motor-car parked near the bank, and escaped from the accident scene. Several seconds later the red vehicle exploded.

At the moment of explosion two trucks with cadets of North Caucasian Military Academy of Interior Troops were crossing the intersection. One truck passed the intersection, but another was in the striking zone of the explosion. The employees of the Ministry on Emergency Situations and firemen had to calculate losses.

Two people were killed. The elderly woman-passer-by’s head was torn, and third-year Academy cadet Teimuraz Tsarikaev had his head traumatized and died in hospital. Five more cadets and the couple sitting in another vehicle were wounded by the explosion fragments. One of the injured is in critical condition.

Nothern Osetia experienced a number of acts of terrorism in recent years. The explosion in Vladikavkaz’s Central Marketplace in 1999 killed 55 people. In 2003 explosions in several Russian cities killed hundreds of civilians. In December 2003 over 50 people were killed by explosions in Essentuki and Moscow. All these explosions resulted from the military conflict in Chechnya.


Source: Russian information agencies


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Author`s name Evgeniya Petrova