Car Bomb Injures 5 at Ingush Bank

APPeople looking at a car ripped apart by an explosion in Nazran on Monday.
NAZRAN, Ingushetia -- A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Ingushetia on Monday, injuring at least five people, authorities said.

The bomb went off beneath a Mercedes parked on a central street in Nazran, the Ingush Interior Ministry and the regional emergency department said.

The blast occurred when a police officer used a remote control to unlock his car, the regional Investigative Committee said. It said the officer and another policeman with him were seriously injured and that three passers-by were also hurt. One declined medical treatment.

The Emergency Situations Ministry's branch for the Southern Federal District said six people were injured. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.

Ingushetia has seen frequent attacks targeting law enforcement authorities.