NALCHIK, August 23 (RIA Novosti) - Two police vehicles have been damaged in an attack in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Interior Ministry has reported.
Unknown assailants detonated a bomb on the roadside when the two vehicles with police officers were passing by in the republic’s Baksansky District on Thursday evening. No one was injured in the attack.
An investigation is underway.
The Islamist insurgency, once confined largely to the republic of Chechnya, has spread across the North Caucasus in recent years. Attacks on security forces, police and civilians are reported regularly in the neighboring republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Hungry Hippos, Tiny Tamarins and Other Animal News
Infographics: First Russian Smartphone
New ties between Russia and Japan would mark not only a breakthrough in their relations but also a significant shift in Northeast Asia’s political dynamic. Both are secondary players in a region overshadowed by an increasingly assertive China, which has not hesitated to push against the boundaries of its neighbors.