Suicide bomber kills 5 police in Russia's Dagestan

March 7, 2012 09:07

MOSCOW - A female suicide bomber has killed at least five policemen by blowing herself up at a traffic police post in the restive Dagestan region of southern Russia.

The woman detonated her bomb late on Tuesday outside Karabudakhkent, a village 40 km south of the provincial capital Makhachkala, Russia's RIA news agency quoted local police as saying.

Dagestan faces almost daily shootings and bomb attacks as part of an Islamist insurgency across the mainly Muslim North Caucasus following two separatist wars in Chechnya.

"The female terrorist approached the (traffic police) enclosure and blew herself up," the police official said.

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