MOSCOW -- A Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exploded in the northern part of the city. Police suspect that this was a business-related crime. An unidentified businessman and his driver and bodyguard were in the car. All three survived, which means that the bomb was planted to "scare" rather than to "kill".
The bodyguard was armed with a pistol, which is illegal, but possession of this kind of weapon is usually overlooked by authorities. There's no official way to be licensed as a bodyguard in Russia.
Please read more about business-related attacks in the crime section of the RussiaBlog.
Also, you can find a video update about Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, from the New York Times website, by clicking on this link.
UPDATE: According to a comment by one of our readers, one of the young men in the vehicle died from his injuries.
December 25, 1988 - May 25, 2006
Born in Russia on December 25, 1988. He migrated to the United States in 2001 with his family. "Gosha" planned on going to college either at The University of New Hampshire or The University of Rhode Island. He was a fine young man, always putting other people first in his life. Had many friends and will be sincerley remembered. He leaves behind his loving family and friends.