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The EU council chamber. Sweden condemned an attack in Ingushetia that killed 20 policemen and injured over 130 people (Photo: Eurpoean Council)

EU backs Russia over Ingushetia suicide bomb

The EU has voiced support for the Russian government after a suicide bombing in Northern Caucasus, amid lack of clarity on who carried out the assault.

"The European Union condemns today's terrorist attack ...and conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this brutal act. The presidency expresses its sympathies with the Russian government and the Russian people at this difficult time," the Swedish EU presidency said in a statement on Monday (17 August).

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The EU council chamber. Sweden condemned an attack in Ingushetia that killed 20 policemen and injured over 130 people (Photo: Eurpoean Council)

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Author Bio

Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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