Two Policemen and a Serviceman Wounded in Bombings in Chechnya

GROZNY, March 21 – (RIA Novosti). Two policemen have been wounded in the bombing of a truck column in Chechnya, reported the Chechen interior ministry.

"The bombing took place yesterday at 14.00 one km from the populated area Lermontov-Yurt, Achkhoi-Martan district, as a Ural truck with OMON special police force from the Vladimir region was heading for the border check-point for replacement," said the agency’s interlocutor.

In his words, a home-made remote-control device was planted on the road side. As a result of the blast, two policemen have been wounded. Medical aid was given to them on the spot.

On the same day, a contract serviceman in Chechnya hit a home-made mine.

"A home-made clamp-action explosive device went off yesterday 9 a.m. near the populated area Gansolchu, Nozhai-Yurt district, as the servicemen of the commandant’s company of the Russian defense ministry were conducting reconnaissance- search activities ," reported the Regional Operations Staff on Control over the Counter-Terrorist Operation in the North Caucasus. As a result, a private who serves on contract has been wounded and hospitalized.