Suicide bombers struck inside Russia for the second time in three days. Today’s attack took place in a city in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia’s Caucasus region. Two suicide bombers killed 13 people in a coordinated attack that targeted police.
The first blast took place just outside of a headquarters building for the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Interior Ministry security forces (MVD) in the city of Kizlyar, Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch reported. A suicide bomber detonated his car packed with more than 200 kilograms of explosives as a police vehicle passed by. Two policemen and a civilian were killed in the initial blast.
A second suicide bomber detonated as police and rescue personnel began recovery operations. The bomber, dressed in a police uniform, waded into the crowd and detonated his vest, killing an additional seven policemen, including Kizlyar’s chief of police. More than 28 people have been reported wounded; 10 people, including six policemen, are said to be in “grave condition,” according to ITAR-TASS.