Saturday, July 31, 2010

FINAL ON HYDROPOWER ATTACK






The terrorist attack on the hydropower station in the Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on 21 July which killed two police guards has stirred fears that Islamist militants might start pursuing other economic targets.

The attack, which saw three to five gunmen break into the 25-megawatt station and plant five bombs on the premises, marks a milestone for Islamist militants, who have threatened to attack economic targets across Russia since at least 2009 but never before succeeded. The assailants fled the scene following the attack. Authorities claim to know the identities of the assailants, and some reports indicate that the same individuals might have attacked a nearby police station with grenade launchers prior to the power plant incident.

Full Article HERE

Additional Reading: “Jihadist Group Claims Russian Train Bombing”

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