Suicide bomber kills policeman in Russia's Dagestan

10th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A suicide bomber killed one policeman and wounded another on Tuesday in an attack in Russia's volatile Caucasus region of Dagestan, an official said.

The bomber blew himself up during a routine document check, said a spokesman for the regional police.

"They came up to check his documents and he detonated the explosives," the spokesman told AFP.

The attack took place near a restaurant and local police headquarters in the regional centre Makhachkala in Dagestan, the spokesman added, declining to provide further details.

Dagestan has experienced some of the deadliest violence in Russia's mostly Muslim southern periphery since peace was largely restored in neighbouring Chechnya just under a decade ago.

The Caspian Sea region experiences almost daily shootings and bombings that officials blame on local criminals and Islamists with links to Chechnya.

© 2011 AFP

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