Police killed in Dagestan attack

Car bomber detonates explosives after being rammed by police jeep at gate of traffic depot.

Locals and police gather at the site of a terrorist attack on the traffic police headquarters in Makhachkala, Dagestan
The attack occurred at a traffic police station on the outskirts of Makhachkala [EPA]

A similar bombing in a neighbouring republic in August killed 24 people and injured more than 200.

In that attack, a man succeeded in crashing a bomb-laden van through the gates of the police station in Nazran, Ingushetia.

Russia’s predominantly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus have seen a sharp rise in violence in the past year, with many of the attacks targeting police and other officials.

Some describe the violence as a civil war between Kremlin-supported local governments and Islamist fighters.

Source: News Agencies

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