6 police killed in S Russia suicide attack

16:27, January 06, 2010      

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Six police were killed and about 10 others were injured in an explosion in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, Russian new agencies reported on Wednesday.

A suicide bomber detonated his car laden with explosives outside the traffic police headquarters in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, local police source said.

The blast completely destroyed the building's alert center, a spokesman for Dagestan's law enforcement services was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Senior officials of Dagestan's Interior Ministry and investigators are working at the scene.

Dagestan and the other mainly Muslim regions of Russia's North Caucasus have been plagued by instability and violence recently. Skirmishes between troops and militants, and attacks on police and other officials have been reported daily.

Source: Xinhua
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