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Two police officers killed in Dagestan car blast thought to be act of suicide bomber

February 15, 11:06 UTC+3 MAKHACHKALA
Remains of an unknown person believed to be a suicide bomber who blew himself up have been found at the scene of the car blast
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MAKHACHKALA, February 15. /TASS/. Two police officers were killed and two others were injured in a car explosion at a police post in southern Dagestan on Monday, the republic’s Interior Ministry has said.

The blast occurred at 9.05 a.m. local time (0600GMT) at a police post in the Derbentsky district when officers stopped a Priora car for checks. "As a result, two police officers were killed and two others were hospitalized with wounds," the ministry said.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

A source in Dagestan’s law enforcement agencies earlier told TASS the death toll in the blast has reached three. Police suspect that the blast was the act of a suicide bomber, he added.

"The remains of an unknown person have been also found, this is thought to be a suicide bomber," the source said.

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