Car bomb wounds five in Russian Caucasus: investigators
Five people including a member of the security services were injured by a car bomb in the southern Russian region of Kabardino-Balkaria, investigators said Saturday.
The bomb detonated just before midnight on Friday underneath the car of a local FSB security service officer, in the town of Nartkala, around 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the regional capital of Nalchik.
"As a result of the explosion, two minors, two women and the owner of the car were wounded," the investigative committee of the state prosecutor's office said in a statement.
Kabardino-Balkaria is a predominantly Muslim region of Russia's volatile North Caucasus which has occasionally experienced militant attacks, though it has mostly avoided the large-scale violence of nearby Chechnya or Dagestan.
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