(MOSCOW) —A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a market in the southeastern Russian town of Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing at least 16 and injuring more than 100, according to local authorities and news reports.
The blast occurred at a peak marketing time in the town in Russia’s North Ossetia republic. A slow-moving sedan pulled up near the market’s front gate and exploded at about 11:30 a.m., overturning cars, stalls and kiosks and shattering windows in nearby houses, said North Ossetia interior ministry spokesman Samir Sabatkoyev.
There were “many people and cars in front of the market,” Sabatkoyev said. The body of the bomber was found inside the charred remains of the vehicle, he said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.
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