Two policemen wounded in attack in Russia’s Ingushetia

Two policemen were wounded late on Tuesday night after unknown suspects opened fire on their patrol car in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a local police spokesman said.

“Unknown suspects fired from a grenade launcher at a police patrol car at about 23:00 Moscow time [19:00 GMT] near the town of Malgobek. Two policemen were wounded as a result,” the spokesman said.

He added that the policemen were taken to a hospital with one of them in grave condition.

This was the second attack on policemen in Ingushetia on Tuesday as earlier in the day a suicide bomber attacked a police post near the village of Galashki. The militant blew himself up but no one else was hurt in the attack.

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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