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  • Norbert Strade
    Police convoy attacked in Russia s Dagestan 01 August 2010 FOCUS News Agency Moscow. At least 12 police officers suffered injuries when unknown assailants
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      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
      Interior Ministry.

      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.

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