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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chechen Dies After Suicide Bombing

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Southern Russia -- A woman died of injuries she suffered in a suicide bombing that authorities said was aimed at the son of Chechnya's administration chief, officials said Monday.

Berlant Zakriyeva died from shrapnel wounds at a hospital in Chechnya's Kurchaloi district, where explosives carried by a female attacker detonated Sunday outside a base of a security force commanded by administration chief Akhmad Kadyrov's son, Ramzan.

On Sunday, Chechnya's top emergency official, Ruslan Avtayev, said the bomber was killed and a bystander lightly injured in the blast, which he characterized as an attempt on Ramzan Kadyrov's life. Zakriyeva resided in Tsatsan-Yurt, where the attack occurred.

Interior Ministry officials said Monday that an accomplice of the attacker detonated the explosives by remote control, Itar-Tass reported. However, officials in Kadyrov's pro-Moscow administration said they were unaware of that theory and believe the woman detonated the explosives herself.