Explosion in Russia kills 10: authorities suspect Chechen involvement

Saturday, July 2, 2005

The Itar-Tass news agency reports that an explosion in the southern Russian town of Makhachkala, Dagestan, has killed 10 soldiers and wounded 20 others on Friday. Two bombs were set off in a bath house at 2:15 pm local time as the soldiers were passing outside, according to an official of the Russian Interior Ministry. Dagestan borders Chechnya, which has a long history of uprisings against Russian rule. The current insurrection started at the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990.