Insurgents Storm Grozny's Parliament Complex
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
And, David, what exactly did happen down there in Chechnya?
DAVID GREENE: And so it sounds like we have perhaps a dozen injuries, and then maybe six or seven people dead in what all took place in maybe just 15 or 20 minutes down there in Chechnya.
MONTAGNE: Is there any sense of what set this particular attack off?
GREENE: What exactly is behind this attack, Renee, we don't really know right now. Whether this is, you know, terrorist insurgents or whether this is some kind of strategic political attack on the Kadyrov government, trying to undermine him.
MONTAGNE: Well, as you said, there has been some progress, by Russian standards, and then rebuilding in Chechnya. What about retaliation from Russian forces, against this attack or these insurgents?
GREENE: So I think for that reason and others it would not be surprising if we see the Russian government really try to tighten the screws and try to put down any insurgency that's there.
MONTAGNE: David, thanks very much.
GREENE: Thank you, Renee.
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