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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Police Killed in Dagestan

MAKHACHKALA, Dagestan — A suicide attacker set off a car-bomb blast that killed at least two police officers and injured seven others Thursday, a Dagestani police spokesman said.

The bomber detonated the explosives after police stopped his car at a checkpoint about 100 kilometers north of Makhachkala, the spokesman said. Two traffic officers were killed and six other officers were injured, along with 11 civilians, he said.