In the latest figures, the act of terrorism in the Chechen village Ilaskhan-Yurt has killed 18, the RIA Novosti correspondent cites a spokesman of the Chechen prosecutor's office as saying.
According to information from the Chechen Emergency Situations Ministry, 145 persons have been wounded in the terrorist explosion at a religious feast. Nine of them died later in hospitals in Gudermes, Grozny and Khasavyurt.
"Fifty-three persons, 43 of them in a critical condition, are now found in the hospitals," said the ministerial spokesman.
At 14:45, Moscow time, on Wednesday a powerful explosion sounded at a religious feast, gathering 15,000 people in the vicinity of the Belorechye and Ilaskhan-Yurt villages. Amidst a crowd of believers, a suicide woman terrorist triggered a bomb.
Investigators have established her name, Shakhidat Baimuradova, 46. A second explosion was to be made by Zulai Abdurzakova, 52. She died before triggering her death belt, said the Chechen prosecutor's office.
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