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Attack in Russia's North Caucasus; 3 police killed

Attack in Russia's North Caucasus; 3 police killed

Militants attacked a police post in Russia's violent North Caucasus with gunfire and set off a car bomb Wednesday, killing three officers and wounding at least 12, an official said.
The attack occurred just after midnight when a group of gunmen opened fire on the post in the village of Derbent, near the border with Georgia, Interior Ministry spokesman Mark Tolchinsky said. One officer was killed and two wounded in the shooting, he said.
Two hours later, a car parked just outside the post exploded, killing two more officers and wounding 12 police and bystanders. He said the driver of the car was found dead in the vehicle's trunk.
Russian TV showed footage of the badly damaged building, windows blown out and shrapnel holes in the exterior walls.
Like the rest of the North Caucasus, Dagestan has seen increasing violence in recent years, some related to criminal gangs and ethnic feuds, some spilling over from Chechnya to the west.


Updated : 2021-04-15 15:08 GMT+08:00