Friday, 23 September 2011
Three car bombs kill six in Russia's Dagestan
Two more car bombs exploded after midnight, killing one policeman and a civilian, the source said.
The debris of two cars lay crumpled on a main thoroughfare where blood was pooled near a row of shattered and blackened stores and cafes, state TV showed.
At least 50 people were injured in the attacks, which took aim at the regional office of the traffic police as well as the Interior Ministry, rebels said on vdagestan.com, which represents the Dagestani section of the insurgency.
Rebels are fighting for a separate Islamic state in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus along Russia's southern frontier in an insurgency underpinned by two post-Soviet wars in Chechnya, poverty and anger at heavy-handed tactics used by police.