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Attack on policeman in Dagestan linked with his service activity

August 02, 2012, 10:45 UTC+3

Senior Lieutenant Rustam Magomedov is at hospital, he has undergone a surgery

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MAKHACHKALA, August 2 (Itar-Tass) — Police are investigating the circumstances of an explosion of a car in the city of Buinaksk, Dagestan, in which a policeman was wounded.

The Russian Interior Ministry’s press centre reported earlier that the explosion occurred at about 07:30 MSK in Gorky Street on Thursday. “According to preliminary data, an explosive device went off under the district policeman’s car. As a result, the police office was wounded and rushed to hospital,” said a ministry official.

The blast took off Senior Lieutenant Rustam Magomedov’s leg. Now he is at hospital, he has undergone a surgery. The doctors assess the condition of the wounded policeman as serious but stable.

The Russian Investigative Committee’s (SK) department for the Republic of Dagestan for its part reported that the main version of the assassination attempt is the police officer’s service activity. Criminal proceedings have been instituted over the explosion under several articles of the RF Criminal Code, including “encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer,” “Illicit trafficking of explosives and explosive devices,” “Illegal manufacture of explosive devices” and “intentional damage to property.”




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