A terrorist act has been prevented in the district centre of Shali, Chechnya, spokesman for the Regional Operative Staff Ilya Shabalkin told RIA Novosti.
"Yesterday, officers of the Federal Security Service department and the Chechen Interior Ministry discovered an explosive device in the attic of school number 5 in Lenin Street in Shali," he said.
"The bomb contained 2 kg of TNT and was ready to explode," Shabalkin noted.
"According to policemen, terrorists intended to explode the bomb during classes to kill many schoolchildren," he added.
"A terrorist who came to confess his guilt to the Chechen law enforcement bodies provided the information on the bomb laid in the school," Shabalkin said.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now