Car bomb explodes near Russian base, 2 killed

Russian officials say a car bomb has exploded near a military base in the republic of Dagestan, killing two people.

Updated: May 09, 2010, 18:45 PM IST

Makhachkala: Russian officials say a
car bomb has exploded near a military base in the republic of
Dagestan, killing two people.

A soldier was killed in a separate blast in the same
city.

Today`s explosion took place in the city of Kaspiisk on
the eighth anniversary of the bombing of a military parade
that killed 43 people.

Today is Victory Day in Russia, the country`s most solemn
secular holiday, commemorating the 1945 defeat of Nazi
Germany.

Magomed Umalatov, a regional spokesman for the Federal
Security Service, says the two people killed are believed to
be the suicide bombers who were in the car.

A regional police spokesman says a soldier was killed
today in Kaspiisk when a bomb exploded outside a house where
soldiers live.

PTI