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Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Chechenya

Posted in terrorist attacks with tags , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

DW-Welle:

A female suicide bomber blew herself up on Wednesday in an attack on a police car in the main street of Chechnya’s capital Grozny. News agencies reported that six people were wounded.

“The woman went up to a traffic police car in which there were several people and detonated her explosives,” Chechnya’s deputy health minister Rukman Bartiyev told the ITAR-TASS news agency. “The number of victims and wounded is being specified,” he added. The charred remains of the woman’s head and other body parts were found at the scene, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Islamism slowing reforms in Morocco

Posted in society, violence with tags , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

…under pressure from Islamic radicalism, King Mohammed VI has slowed the pace of change. Power remains concentrated in the monarchy; democracy seems more demonstrative than real. While insisting that the king is committed to deeper reforms, senior officials speak instead of keeping a proper balance between freedom and social cohesion. Many discuss the threat of extremism in neighboring Algeria.

Since a major bombing of downtown hotels and shopping areas by Islamic radicals in 2003, and a thwarted attempt at another bombing campaign in 2007, there has been a major and continuing crackdown on those suspected of being extremists here.