Chechnya parliament attacked: Islamic suicide bombers, gunman assault government building
By Michael Sheridan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 8:48 AM
Islamic rebels crying out "Allahu Akbar" stormed the parliament building in war-torn Chechnya on Tuesday, killing at least three people.
The militants, who have been fighting the Russian-controlled government since the 1990s, used a suicide bomber to blast open the gates then flooded into the building firing weapons that injured more than a dozen people.
The assault was mounted by three men while politicians and government employees arrived for work, according to Reuters.
Strapped with a bomb, one of the three blew himself up giving the others access to the parliament, and wounding several people.
The two remaining gunmen entered the building screaming in Arabic, "God is Great!" The terrorists opened fire, and according to The Associated Press, at least two police officers were killed, along with one parliamentary official.