Focus: OMON convoy attacked in Dagestan
- Police convoy attacked in Russia's Dagestan
01 August 2010
FOCUS News Agency
Moscow. At least 12 police officers suffered injuries when unknown
assailants attacked a police convoy in Russia's North Caucasus republic
of Dagestan on Saturday, Xinhua informs.
The convoy was escorting a riot police (OMON) squad to carry out tasks
in the mountainous part of the republic, said a source in the regional
Around noon Moscow time (0800 GMT), at Gubden village in the
Karabudakhkent district, an explosive device went off on the route of
the convoy, followed by firings from automatic weapons.
"The exchange of fire went on for about two hours. Twelve OMON fighters
received injuries," the source told Russian news agencies.
An unnamed spokesman for the Interior Ministry also confirmed the
attack, saying "the number of those injured and the circumstances of the
incident are being clarified."
Also on Saturday, a major terrorist act was foiled in the republic as
police defused an improvised explosive device at Novosulak village in
the Kizilyurt district near the entrance to a food store.