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MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) — Personality of the alleged suicide bomber who on Tuesday staged an explosion on a checkpoint in North Ossetia, is identified. Terrorist was Adam Ekazhev, 24, from the Ekazhevo settlement in Ingushetia.
“Officers of security services and law enforcement agencies of North Ossetia and Ingushetia have taken a number of priority operational search activities within the framework of the investigation of the criminal case opened over the October 23, 2012 suicide bombing sabotage and terrorist attack at the police checkpoint at the administrative border between the two republics,” the Information Centre of Russian the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) said.
According to a NAC representative, “an improvised bomb in a zinc-coated bucket filled with explosive mixture covered with PU-foam and supplemented with several TNT blocks for greater destructive power has been found in one of the houses in Ekazhevo, home to relatives of the alleged suicide bomber.”
According to preliminary estimations of bomb technicians of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) department for the republic, the power of this bomb was about 15 kilograms of TNT. “Taking into account the likelihood of the bomb detonation during its transportation the explosive device was destroyed in-situ. There have been no casualties among civilians and law enforcers,” NAC concluded.
One policeman was killed and four other people were injured on Tuesday in an explosion on the border of North Ossetia and Ingushetia. The police checkpoint was completely destroyed by the blast. According to the Interior Ministry, the explosive was set off by a suicide bomber who was in the car that was stopped by police for an inspection.