2 dead in Russian car blast

2013-12-27 20:07
Investigators work at the site of a streetside bomb blast in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's volatile Dagestan region, earlier this month.  (News Team, Suleyman Aliev/ AFP)

Investigators work at the site of a streetside bomb blast in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's volatile Dagestan region, earlier this month. (News Team, Suleyman Aliev/ AFP)

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Moscow - At least two people have been killed in the explosion of an car in a main city of Russia's restive North Caucasus region.

The state news agency RIA Novosti cited a spokesperson for the regional Investigative Committee, Yekaterina Danilova, as saying two people were known dead in the Friday evening blast in Pyatigorsk.

The explosion took place near a traffic police station. News reports said investigators had not determined the cause of the blast and the victims had not been identified.

Bombings and other attacks occur frequently in the North Caucasus, where violence has spread following two separatist wars in Chechnya.

Pyatigorsk is the centre of a federal administrative district created to oversee Kremlin efforts to stabilize the region, which is just east of Sochi, site of February's Winter Olympics.

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