Suicide bomber kills seven in Russian's Ingushetia region


Related Stories

At least seven police officers have been killed in a suicide bomb blast in the Russian Caucasus region of Ingushetia, investigators say.

The explosion took place at the funeral of a fellow officer who was shot dead on Saturday.

Officials said the bomb went off as policemen entered the yard of the house where the funeral was taking place.

Russia is fighting a radical Muslim insurgency in the Caucasus and militant attacks are a regular occurrence.

Several others were wounded in the explosion, officials told Interfax news agency.

The attack came hours after gunmen in Dagestan opened fire in a mosque, injuring several people who had gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan. A bomb discovered at the site was deactivated.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Europe stories



  • SyedTanks not toys

    Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza

  • Detail from Gin Lane by HogarthMother's ruin

    The time when gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

  • Boy with head stuck in railingsSmall Data

    Heads stuck in banisters - the official statistics

  • Graphic of plane flying across the sunGlobal travel Watch

    Where does the world go on holiday?

  • The two sisters in their bakeryBaking hot

    Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in the desert

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.