|English.news.cn 2011-09-22 13:05:02||FeedbackPrintRSS|
MOSCOW, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Twin bomb explosions early Thursday killed one person and wounded 60 others, mostly police officers, in the volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan in southwest Russia, Itar-Tass reported.
The first explosion occurred at 00:30 a.m. Moscow time (2030 GMT, Wednesday) in a street of the Dagestani capital Makhachkala after a person detonated a bomb hidden in a car.
Another explosion hit the site when police officers rushed there.
The two attacks killed a lieutenant colonel and injured 60 people, 44 of whom were police officers.
A police officer and two civilians were in serious conditions.
The explosions were still under investigation.
On Aug. 21, twin bomb blasts injured at least 15 people, including three children, in Makhachkala.
Russia has been plagued by terror attacks for years, many of which originate from the Caucasus region.
Violence is common in the North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, with militants frequently mounting attacks against police officers and authorities.