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Blasts At Prosecutor's Office In Russia's Daghestan


http://gdb.rferl.org/40F42F83-1822-4963-8489-121CC8D01AF9_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/40F42F83-1822-4963-8489-121CC8D01AF9_mw800_mh600.jpg 15 April 2005 -- Two explosions struck a district prosecutor's office in the southern Russian republic of Daghestan today, causing a fire and injuring several people.

A Daghestani medical emergencies official, Kazanfar Kurbanov, said six people were injured in the blasts.

Police spokeswoman Marina Rasulova said the explosives had been planted between the prosecutor's building and a neighboring apartment building.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts.

There have been a number of attacks on security and law-enforcement officials in recent months in Daghestan, which borders Russia's restive breakaway republic of Chechnya.

(ITAR-TASS/dpa/AP)

For full coverage of the ongoing violence in and around Chechnya, see RFE/RL's webpage on the "Crisis In Chechnya".
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