Moscow: At least eight people were killed on Monday in twin car bombings in Russia`s North Caucasus region, officials said.
The blasts took place near the court bailiffs service headquarters in Makhachkala, capital city of Dagestan republic, Xinhua quoted a government spokesperson as saying.
"Two cars were blown up, one after another. At least eight people were killed. Reports about injured victims are being verified. More than a dozen cars were damaged," he said.
Police said the first car bombing caused no casualties. A few minutes later when police arrived at the site, the second bomb went off.
Over 20 cars at a parking lot of the court marshals` office were damaged, Interfax news agency quoted a police spokesperson as saying.
Preliminary investigation indicated both blasts were triggered by remote control.