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3 dead, 16 injured incl civilians in car bomb attack on police station in Russia

Published time: September 23, 2013 11:47
Edited time: September 23, 2013 14:34
(FILE photo) Explosions near bailiff service building in Dagestan (RIA Novosti / Abdula Magomedov)

(FILE photo) Explosions near bailiff service building in Dagestan (RIA Novosti / Abdula Magomedov)

An apparent suicide car bombing attack on a police station in Russia’s southern Dagestan Republic killed three people, including the bomber, and injured 16 others, among them civilians.

The attack on Monday morning in Tabasaransky district targeted a morning roll call of the policemen, which was conducted in the police station yard.

The explosives in the vehicle were detonated just outside the territory of the station. Still the blast was strong enough to kill one police officer and injure 16 more people, two of them critically. A staffer from a nearby office of the Federal Migration Service was also killed.

The explosion also caused heavy damage to a nearby building, which was under construction, resulting in its collapse, local police told RT. Four civilians sustained injuries. 

The power of the explosion is estimated to be equivalent to 70 kg of TNT, said a spokesman of the operational headquarters in Dagestan as cited by the Itar-Tass news agency. 

The identity of the suicide bomber is being investigated.

The Dagestan attack came a week after two car bombings killed three policemen and injured six others in Chechnya and neighboring Ingushetia, in a suspected string of coordinated attacks in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Comments (3)


rt-themonk 23.09.2013 13:45

I am told that Albert Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. In RT, the conspiracy theory crowd comments here repeat the same anti Israel, Anti- American and Anti-west comments and they are expecting a different result? Their mutual haters will say what a great comment. The few sane people who read RT try and try to inject some sanity to the discussion and are overwhelmed. What does that say about RT???


slava 23.09.2013 12:57

God bless thoughts how got injured and the ones who die except the bomber. And god bless the family who have to go through these hard times.


Rafael Segura Garcia 23.09.2013 08:37

Apparently Saudi Arabia is beginning to come true with the threats against Russia for not dropping her support for president Assad ,and it bodes bad for the Olympics.

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