A passenger jet flying from Moscow to Grozny made an unexpected landing Sunday more than halfway through the trip after an anonymous call warned that an explosive device was on board, a transportation official told state-run media.
The identity of the killer of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova is known, and the person who arranged her slaying will soon be found, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday on the one-year anniversary of her death, according to state-run Russian media.
Four police officers were killed Sunday by a suicide explosion in the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing police at the scene of the attack.
A passenger train bound for Moscow from Chechnya derailed after an explosive device detonated on the tracks 90 miles south of the Russian capital Sunday morning, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency.
Armed attackers on Wednesday seized a school in a town in southern Russia in the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed hundreds of people. Here is a timeline of the most significant recent strikes: