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MAKHACHKALA, March 30. /TASS/. One policeman was killed and one more injured in the blast in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, on the border between Tabasaransky and Suleiman-Stalsky district, a source in regional law enforcement agencies told TASS on Wednesday.
"Police major Gasan Mutalimov died on the spot while police sergeant Terlan Akhmedov was injured. He was taken to Derbent’s Central City Hospital," the source said.
Dagestan’s Interior Ministry confirmed that one policeman was killed and another injured in the explosion in the Tabasaransky district.
"At 11:30am, policemen attempted to stop a car but the driver did not obey their demands, drove away, and the car exploded. As a result, according to preliminary information, one policeman was killed and another one injured. No information is available yet on the people in the car that exploded," a representative of Dagestani Interior Ministry’s press service told TASS.
According to a source in the republic’s law enforcement agencies, three landmines exploded on Tuesday evening on the way of a police motor convoy in Dagestan. The total yield of the explosives was equivalent to 8 kg TNT.
"The bomb experts have found out that there were three landmines. One had the yield of 5 kg TNT and two others - 1.5 kg TNT each. All the three landmines exploded," the source added.