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Two dead after latest Russian suicide attack


Two police officers were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber targeted a police building in the Russian republic of Ingushetia. The attacker blew himself up outside the local police headquarters in the Ingush town of Karabulak at about 8.20am, according to authorities.


“The suicide bomber died at the scene and six police officers with injuries from the blast were taken to hospital, where two of them died,” a statement said.

After being prevented access to the compound, the bomber detonated his explosives as a car full of officers entered.

A second, much more powerful explosion went off shortly after 9am in a car parked across the street from the police station. A police source told the AFP news agency that this blast was triggered by a police bomb squad.

The deadly attack came after a wave of suicide bombings killed more than 50 Russians last week. The Russian government blamed Islamists from the North Caucasus region and vowed to crack down on them.

Ingushetia, a predominantly Muslim province of the North Caucasus that neighbours war-torn Chechnya, has been troubled in recent years by an Islamist insurgency.

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