Policeman wounded in attack on police department in Dagestan

A policeman has been wounded after unknown suspects opened fire on a police department in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a local police spokesman said on Tuesday.

The suspects, he said, attacked a police department in the Kyzylyurt district of the republic late on Monday night. The wounded policeman was hospitalized, he added.

“The criminals abandoned their car and fled the scene of crime. The car exploded shortly after they disappeared,” the spokesman said.

Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus republics, especially Dagestan and neighboring Chechnya and Ingushetia.

MAKHACHKALA, March 15 (RIA Novosti)

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