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3 police killed in Chechnya suicide bombing

3 police killed in Chechnya suicide bombing

Authorities in Chechnya say three police officers have been killed in a suicide bombing in a town near the restive region's capital.
A spokesman for the Chechen Interior Ministry, Magomed Diniyev, says the blast took place about midday Tuesday in a gas station-carwash complex in the town of Mesker-Yurt.
The attack is the latest in a rising wave of violence against police and soldiers in Russia's North Caucasus. At least 25 people died in the Aug. 17 suicide truck bombing of a police station in neighboring Ingushetia.
Separatist rebels and Russian troops fought two full-scale wars in Chechnya over the past 15 years, and small clashes persist.


Updated : 2021-05-14 06:17 GMT+08:00