Nalchik student blown up while making bomb NALCHIK. Dec 20 (Interfax) - A student of the medicine department of the Kabardino-Balkaria State University died when an explosive device he was making in his apartment in Nalchik went off, a spokesman for the local Interior Ministry told Interfax on Wednesday. "A 19-year-old first-year student of the medicine department of the Kabardino-Balkaria State University who lived in the apartment died as a result of the explosion. Preliminary information suggests that he was making an explosive device from illegally acquired explosive substances," he said. Must admit, few things make me laugh more than would-be terrorists turning themselves into cat food.