Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen in Ingushetia

Two policemen were killed and five others wounded in fresh attacks by gunmen in the restive North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, RIA-Novosti reported Wednesday.

In two separate incidents Tuesday, unidentified gunmen shot at police cars with Kalashnikov automatic rifles and then escaped, RIA-Novosti quoted a spokesman for the local prosecutor as saying.

In the first attack, a policeman was killed and another wounded. In the second attack, a policeman was killed and three policemen and a civilian were wounded.

The number of attacks against troops, police and officials in Ingushetia, an impoverished Muslim region bordering Chechnya, has been growing in the past few years.

On Aug. 2, gunmen killed a security services officer days after two people were killed in a car blast in Nazran.