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Eight killed in twin blasts in Russia`s North Caucasus

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 19:39

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.


First Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 19:38

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