Chechen native’s ID found at bombing site

DAGESTAN, November 4, Caucasus Times – There was a Chechen native’s passport found at the site of a car bomb explosion that came in Makhachkala, the regional Interior Ministry told Caucasus Times correspondent. A maimed body of a man was found at the scene where explosives experts also collect evidences to establish a type of the bomb. Police supposed the ID card found was that of Aslanbeg Ashabov, a native of Novogroznensky in Gudermessky district of Chechnya.

The man with this name was a member of a militant grouping and had been wanted by police, Interior Ministry spokesman said. Investigatiors have to establish whether the passport did belong to the killed man. Besides, police said a 41-year-old resident of Khasaviyurt district injured in the bombing was the owner of the car, which exploded, and detectives will establish his involvement in the crime.

The explosive in the car most likely might have detonated accidentally due to careless handling, Kirovsky district Prosecutor’s Office, which had instituted a criminal case, told Caucasus Times correspondent.

Rashid Kaplanov, Makhachkala, Caucasus Times

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