Russia: A woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern Russia but nobody else was killed or injured, reports in Russian media said.
Police asked the woman to stop and present her documents, but when she refused to obey they saw she was carrying a homemade explosive device. They fired a warning shot and she detonated the device, the Interfax news agency reported.
The once restive province of Chechnya has been mostly calm in recent years under the rule of regional strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. Moscow fought two wars with separatists in the 1990s and 2000s following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
ITCT Newsdesk obtained the documents and after-death photos of the woman.
A strange letter has also been found on the woman in which she appears to be asking for forgiveness for her actions, giving rise to speculation that she was forced to carry out the attack.
Unconfirmed reports suggested she was from Dagestan.
A video from the attack site was uploaded to the social media networking site Twitter by a Russian user.
Грозный сегодня. pic.twitter.com/BPNdLOJIoz
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