Two policemen killed, two injured in south Russia attack

Two police officers were killed and two others were wounded late on Thursday in an attack on a police car in Nazran, the largest city in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a local police source said.

“Approximately at 10.30 pm Moscow time [20:30 GMT] a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire at a police patrol car carrying four police officers in the center of Nazran,” the source said.

“As a result, two police officers were killed and another two were severely injured,” he said.

Police have launched a search for the assailants, the official said.

More than a decade after the end of a war against separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, Russian security forces continue to fight militants in other regions in the area besides Chechnya, including Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and North Ossetia.

Frequent attacks are staged on security forces, police and civilians.

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