Two killed in Russia blasts

February 15th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least two police officers were killed and about 20 injured in two successive blasts in Russia’s restive North Caucasus region, an official said Tuesday.A female suicide bomber blew herself up near a police station in Gubden village of Dagestan Monday evening, killing one policeman and injuring several, the official said.

A second blast followed when a car, stopped at Gubden checkpoint for inspection by security guards while heading toward the scene of the previous blast, exploded killing one policeman and leaving about 17 people injured.

Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in the troubled North Caucasus republics, especially Dagestan and neighbouring Chechnya and Ingushetia.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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