Mosque Destroyed in Terror Attack Near Russian Capital

Created: 04.07.2006 15:48 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 15:48

The blast occurred in the town of Yakhroma, northwards
from the capital. The building of the mosque was
seriously damaged, a senior Muslim cleric told
IslamNews news agency. Fortunately, no one was hurt in
the explosion. Investigation into the attack has been

A mosque employee told the agency that the blast had
entirely destroyed the main entrance, windows were
broken. “Judging by the damage inflicted the explosive
device was much more powerful than a grenade,” he

The mosque in Yakhroma was raised five years ago and
belongs to the spiritual Muslim council for western
Russia, led by the country’s top cleric Ravil
Gainutdin. The building is formally a prayer house, as
the local government rejected the council’s
application to register it as a mosque, Gazeta.Ru

Ironically, the attack occurred on the day religious
leaders from around the globe convened in the Russian
capital for a world religious summit to address global
challenges ahead of the G8 summit in St. Petersburg 


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