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Car Explodes Near Mosque In Russia's North Caucasus

A car has exploded near a mosque in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Ingushetia.

Local officials say the explosion occurred early in the afternoon of March 11, right after Friday Prayers in Ingushetia's largest city, Nazran.

One person was hospitalized with injuries.

No more details were provided.

Violence is common in Russia's North Caucasus region, which includes Ingushetia, Daghestan, Chechnya, and Kabardino-Balkaria.

Islamic militants and criminal groups routinely target religious clerics preaching traditional moderate Islam, Russian military personnel, and local officials.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax