As was reported earlier on this blog, a terrorist attack took place in Grozny, Chechnya on Thursday, Dec. 4th. This attack comes in the wake of a similarly heinous attack by a suicide bomber on a police checkpoint in Grozny in October, which left five policemen dead and over a dozen wounded.
|A local TV station, the Press House, burns after a prolonged gun battle.|
So far, the evidence shows that ISIS was not directly involved with this attack. While many have pointed to the direct threats made by ISIS against Putin and Russia's iron grip on the Caucasus region (which is predominately Muslim) as potentially justifying ISIS' direct involvement, the only links that experts can point to are ideological in nature.
|Damage in Grozny following militant assault.|