Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Dagestan: Once Again – Suicide Bomber Kills Russian Policeman

Posted by Info on 23/10/2010

A policeman was killed and up to seven people were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police base in Russia’s restive republic of Dagestan on Saturday.

A local security source, said the attacker drove in a van to a police camp in the Dagestani town of Khasavyurt. He was not able to enter the base, the entrance to which was blocked by a truck, and blew himself up outside it.

Dagestan, the easternmost province in Russia’s turbulent North Caucasus, is home to dozens of ethnic groups.The mostly Muslim province on the Caspian Sea has become a major focus of an Islamist insurgency rooted in the separatist wars that devastated Chechnya in the 1990s.


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