facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

One dead, five hurt in Ingushetia blasts

April 3, 2013 at 9:59 AM   |   Comments

MAGAS, Russia, April 3 (UPI) -- One police officer was killed and five other security officers wounded by exploding landmines in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, officials say.

The blasts were attributed to Islamist insurgents who are reported to regularly attack security forces and civilians in the North Caucasus region, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

Three Russian service members were wounded in the first attacks about noon Tuesday in the Sunzhensky District, which borders the republic of Chechnya, regional law enforcement agencies said.

Another landmine exploded when officers arrived at the scene of the first blast, wounding three Interior Ministry officers. One of them, a deputy chief of Ingushetia's riot police, died later in a hospital.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Oregon girl dies at beach after sand pit collapse
2
5-year-old brain tumor patient found; parents arrested
3
Israel shoots down drone from Syria
4
Malaysia Airlines cuts fares after disasters
5
Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback