14 years ago, on October 21, 1999, the center of Jokhar (former Grozny) was hit
by rocket attacks on Putin' orders.†The largest
number of victims was counted in three locations: central food market, national
maternity hospital and a mosque in the settlement of Kalinin.
According to various
sources, 100 and 120 people were killed there.†About 400 others were
wounded, many of them subsequently died.
The use of tactical
ground-to-ground missiles with cluster warheads filled with
"ball-bearing" bombs on the city, in which there were hundreds of
thousands of people, meant that the target was in fact the civilian population.
He is an extract from a report†by Radio Liberty (author Khasin Raduyev)
- "All the rockets
exploded in the central part of the city, at Central Market stalls, which
operate virtually around the clock - 61 people died.
the mosque of the Kalinin settlement, 60 Muslims gathered for evening
prayers.†41 of them died.
of the rockets exploded in the courtyard of the only maternity hospital in
Grozny.†The victims were 13 women and 15 newborn babies.
seven people were killed by debris at a parking lot in front of the
hospital.†Many of the wounded stayed near the Central Post Office, where
the parking lot was located at the time of the explosion, and there were
several buses with passengers at them waiting".
you can read accounts from a Russian rights group, Memorial, dedicated to the
rocket attack on the central market in the Chechen capital.
October 7, 1999.†Bombing of the village of
Air strike on column of refugees.†October