Attacks in Russia’s North Caucasus leave 2 policemen dead, 5 woundedBy AP
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Attacks in southern Russia kill 2 police, wound 5
MAKHACHKALA, Russia — Russia’s Interior Ministry says several attacks in the volatile North Caucasus region have left two police officers dead and another five wounded.
The ministry’s branch in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan says one officer was gunned down late Friday on the outskirts of the regional capital, Makhachkala.
Another policeman was killed Friday in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya.
In another attack Saturday in the province of Kabardino-Balkariya, a truck carrying police hit a radio-controlled land mine, leaving five policemen wounded.
The attacks follow Thursday’s suicide bombing near the central market of Vladikavkaz in the republic of North Ossetia. That was the most serious attack in Russia since the March subway bombings in Moscow that killed 40 people.