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Monday’s blast in Russia’s Dagestan equal to 50kg TNT – police

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The second of the two blasts that struck Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan on Tuesday was equal to 50 kg of TNT, a local police representative said.

Three police officers were killed and at least 25 people were wounded in two explosions that ripped through the village of Gubden in the volatile North Caucasus republic.

The first explosion was caused by a female suicide bomber, who blew herself up near the village police station.

Shortly afterwards, a Lada Priora car was blown up after it was stopped by police near the scene of the first explosion.

Terrorist attacks and shootouts with police are common in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus republics, especially Dagestan and neighboring Chechnya and Ingushetia.

Ria Novosti

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