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Car Blast Kills At Least Two In Ingushetia

Russia -- North Caucasus, undated

Russia -- North Caucasus, undated

NAZRAN, Russia -- At least two people were killed and five wounded when a car exploded outside a police station in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia on July 30, police sources said.

Police said an explosive device equivalent to 3-4 kilograms of TNT blew up under a vehicle in a parking lot full of service cars outside police headquarters in Nazran, the region's main city.

"We will have exact information on this only after an investigation is completed," a local police source said.

Attacks, shoot-outs, and bombings occur frequently in Ingushetia, an impoverished Russian region in the North Caucasus. Much of the violence has been aimed at police and judges.

Russian forces have fought two wars in nearby Chechnya since 1994, killing thousands of people and scarring the North Caucasus. The violence has spilled over into neighboring Daghestan and Ingushetia, two of Russia's poorest regions.