Police killed in Dagestan attack

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

    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: Agencies


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