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4 policemen dead in Russia car bombing

Feb. 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM

KHASAVYURT, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities said a fourth police officer died following a suicide car bombing in the Russian republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus, Thursday.

Police previously reported three officers and the bomber died in the incident, but a fourth officer was later found dead.

RIA Novosti said the bomber detonated the bomb at 5 a.m. when police stopped his car at a checkpoint outside the city of Khasavyurt.

Authorities said the explosives left a crater four feet deep.

RIA Novosti said the investigative committee has opened a criminal case on terrorism charges, but no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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