Chechen’s Mark End Of Ramadan The Only Way They Know How
With bombs, obviously. Last night 3 suicide bombers attacked in Grozny, the Chechen capitol, killing 9 and wounding 22. Of course, regional President Ramzan Kadyrov’s response to the violence is more violence.
Via The Guardian:
Kadyrov said the attackers were “zombified bandits” and “not people, but the devil incarnate”. He praised officers who had attempted to stop a terrorist attack “on the holiest day for all Muslims, [when] people forgive all wrongs, and help the poor, orphaned and sick”…
The explosions proved that “evil must be annihilated” and that a fierce and uncompromising battle was the only way to stamp out the rebels, Kadyrov added.
Here’s how it went down:
- Ignoring police calls to halt, the first bomber walked 150 meters from Parliament, and detonated.
- 20 minutes later, 2 men walked to them same spot and exploded. 7 police died, 16 were wounded.
Understand, April marked 2 years since the end of the Chechen wars. Each year President Ramzan Kadyrov makes a speech about Russian victory. And each year hundreds die in attacks.
Naturally, notorious Russian Islamist Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility. He’s also claimed that he’s ready to die.
“Today, none of us knows how and when his life will end,” he said. “Allah be praised, I am ready for death at any moment, I am calm and do not worry about that. I am ready for death anywhere, even at the wheel of a Kamaz [truck] with an explosive device.”