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Two Killed, 28 Injured In Ingushetia Blast


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MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Explosions in Russia's turbulent region of Ingushetia today killed at least two people and injured 28 others including two top local law enforcement officials, Russian news agencies reported.

The blasts at a house in the region's main city, Nazran, killed one police officer and a civilian, Interfax cited the head of the province's Investigative Committee, Svetlana Gorbakova, as saying.

Nazran's police chief and the head of the Nazran branch of the Investigative Committee were among the 28 injured, the agency quoted Gorbakova as saying. State-run RIA also cited the committee as saying two were killed and 28 injured.

Ingushetia, adjacent to war-scarred Chechnya in the violence-plagued North Caucasus, is beset by nearly daily attacks blamed on insurgents, mostly targeting law enforcement and government officials.

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