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    35 killed in Russian suicide attack NAZRAN, Aug 1: A vehicle packed with explosives blew up outside a hospital in a Russian region bordering Chechnya on
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      35 killed in Russian suicide attack

      NAZRAN, Aug 1: A vehicle packed with explosives blew up outside a
      hospital in a Russian region bordering Chechnya on Friday, killing at
      least 35 people and destroying the building.

      President Vladimir Putin ordered Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov to
      fly to the scene of the attack at Russia's army base of Mozdok, in
      the region of North Ossetia bordering Chechnya.

      "At least 35 people have been killed, the building is burning, and it
      is impossible to approach it. All four storeys have collapsed," a
      spokesman for Russia's emergencies ministry said. -Reuters


      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top20.htm&date=20030802

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      'No more survivors' in Russia blast


      Soldiers serving in Chechnya received treatment at the hospital
      Rescuers have called off the search for survivors of a suicide truck
      bombing attack on a military hospital in southern Russia.
      On Sunday, the body of a surgical nurse was pulled out from beneath
      the rubble - the 50th person known to have died in the blast which
      also injured 72 others.

      Officials have blamed separatist Chechen rebels for the attack which
      occurred in the military town of Mozdok, in North Ossetia.

      The officer in charge of the hospital has been detained on suspicion
      of criminal negligence.

      Instructions ignored

      Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov who went to Mozdok on the
      orders of President Vladimir Putin, said that despite recent
      instructions, no measures had been taken to block access to the
      hospital by unauthorised vehicles.

      The suicide bomber was able to drive a truck packed with ammonium
      nitrate explosive to the hospital's front doors and detonate it.

      MOZDOK ATTACK



      In pictures: Hospital blast
      "There is no longer a chance of finding anyone alive. We may pull out
      some parts of bodies," a rescue worker told the French news agency
      AFP on Sunday.

      Mr Putin - who refuses to deal with the Chechen rebels - has sent a
      letter of condolence to the victims' families.

      "The terrorists will not be able to dictate their criminal ways upon
      us. Their bloody crimes will not end the political peace process," he
      said in a statement.

      A spokesman for the moderate rebel Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov has
      said the Chechen leadership was not involved in the attack, but that
      he could not speak for other groups.

      Friday's bomb was the bloodiest since May, when a truck bomb attack
      in Chechnya killed 60 people.

      Last month, 15 people were killed at a rock concert in Moscow when
      two female bombers blew themselves up.

      The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow says this latest attack is
      another blow to the Kremlin, which claims to have the situation in
      Chechnya under control.

      The separatists have rejected Moscow's plans for presidential
      elections in October and have vowed to resist Russian forces there.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3119925.stm

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