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A CAR bomb exploded outside the Chechen capital's main hospital today, wounding 15 people in an attack apparently targeting members of a security force headed by the son of Chechnya's slain Kremlin-backed president, emergency officials said.
A second explosion near a Russian military checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital, Grozny, around 8am (4pm AEDT) wounded one man, said Major Igor Golubenko, a duty officer for the southern Russian headquarters of the Emergency Situations Ministry in Rostov-on-Don.
Thirteen of the wounded were members of the Chechen presidential security service, headed by Chechen First Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov. The other two victims were hospital workers. The security service officers appeared to have been the target.