Suicide Bombing in Grozny, Chechnya

The suicide bombing in Grozny, Chechnya on 28 December, 2002, was yet another in the lengthening series of horrifying incidents that suggest that a terrible contagious disease has spread around the world. Somehow, we have allowed an idea to take root that suicide bombings aimed at killing and maiming civilians are acceptable. This one was apparently the work of the Chechnyan separatists, who loaded trucks with thousands of pounds of explosives, and rammed them through the security around the pro-Russian government building at about 2:30 in the afternoon. There were about 200 people working there, and some 55 of them were killed and most of the rest badly hurt.

The standard prediction was set for three hours from 11:30 to 14:30 (Grozny is three hours earlier than GMT). The result is a non-significant positive trend, with Chisquare of 10876 on 10800 degrees of freedom and p = 0.301.

Suicide Bombing in Grozny,

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