Moldova is known for many things. But grenade attacks are not on the list.
That’s why the news that 40 concert-goers were injured by a grenade blast in Chisinau has raised eyebrows.
According to Moldovan Interior Minister Viktor Katan, "It remains to be seen whether this is a result of hooliganism, negligence or other causes. We are not ruling out the version of a terrorist attack."
Either way, the event sparked a mild grenade panic across the city. After the first explosion, a man walked into the state prosecutor's office with a grenade to demand the release of his son -- a convicted murderer.
Apparently, this is not the usual method of appeal in Moldova.