Seven killed in N. Caucasus violence, Russia

09:15, July 19, 2011      

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Four policemen and three people were killed in three separate violence in Russia's North Caucasus regions, local media reported Monday.

In the troubled region of Dagestan, a 6-kg bomb was detonated as a police patrolling car drove by, killing two police officers and injuring three other people, a local investigation committee source told Interfax news agency.

The same morning, three people were killed in a shop in Dagestan where the brawlers used firearms against each other, Interfax reported.

In the neighboring Chechnya republic, two policemen were killed and seven injured Monday in a explosion during an anti-terror operations by the law enforcers.

Violence is common in the North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia with militants frequently mounting attacks targeting police officers and authorities.

Source: Xinhua
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