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Two policemen killed, seven wounded in car bomb blast in Russia's Dagestan republic — NAC

Two policemen were killed and 13 people wounded at a traffic police post in the Derbent district of Russia's Dagestan republic on Monday morning, the Information Centre of the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) told TASS.

"Two policemen were killed and seven wounded in the explosion. Also, six civilians were wounded," NAC reported.

The crime scene investigation team of the Russian Investigative Committee's department for the Republic of Dagestan is ascertaining all the crime circumstances within the opened criminal case.

"An improvised explosive device went off in a car at a traffic police post in Dagestan. Bomb-disposal experts that examined the incident scene in the Derbent district of Dagestan where a cab bomb exploded this morning have found out that the car was blown up by an improvised explosive device made of two artillery shells with the yield of about 30 kg of TNT," NAC said.

The explosion occurred at the Dzhimikentsky checkpoint at 09:05 am on Monday when the police officers were checking a Lada Priora car.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 15Feb16]

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