Moscow: A suicide bomber blew up an
explosives-filled car at a checkpost in Russia's restive North
Caucasus region of Dagestan on Thursday, killing two Russian police,
The attacker struck the checkpoint in the Kazbekovsky
district, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Dagestan's
capital of Makhachkala, at around 1600 GMT, the investigative
committee of prosecutors said in a statement.
"Driving near a police post the suicide bomber activated
an explosive device attached to the Lada Prioria model
vehicle. As a result, two policemen were killed while another
seven people were wounded," it said.
The blast comes just weeks after 12 people were killed
in a double suicide attack in Dagestan, on the heels of
coordinated suicide bombings on the Moscow metro that claimed
the lives of 39 people.
Russian authorities are struggling to quash a Muslim
insurgency in the country's volatile North Caucasus region,
which includes Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya.
First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 23:57