Fire terrorister stormet i dag det tsjetsjenske parlamentet i Groznyj, hovedstaden i den russiske republikken Tsjetsjenia. Terroristene hevders å ha tilknytning til terrornettverket Al-Qaida. Seks mennesker skal være drept og ti er skadet. Situasjonen er nå over, og terroristene er drept.
Sydney Morning Herald har en oversikt over motstridende opplysninger som har fremkommet så langt:
«»The parliament building has been seized and hostages taken,» a local interior ministry official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official said an unspecified number of guards at the parliament had been killed and an aide to the speaker had been wounded.
The RIA Novosti news agency reported that a suicide bomber had also blown himself up in the grounds of the parliament, killing two people.
The ITAR-TASS news agency said that several militants had stormed the parliament building and that shooting continued inside.
Interfax said between three and four militants had seized the building and shooting was continuing but there had not been any explosions.
«At the moment the shooting is continuing and special units of interior ministry troops, riot police and the Chechen presidential security service are arriving at the building,» a security source told Interfax.
It said that according to some sources the shooting was in the office of the parliament speaker.
Interfax said parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov remained in the parliament building and had not been hurt. It said three security guards were killed in the fighting.»
Se forøvrig Sydney Morning Herald : Militants seize Chechen parliament, take hostages