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Another blast in Dagestan kills two
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 10:23:41 GMT
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Dagestan's Emergency Ministry and police officers examine the site of an explosion, where twin blasts killed at least 12 people and injured 23, March 31, 2010.
Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan has been rocked once again as an explosive-laden car blows up, killing two people and injuring another.

The blast took place on Thursday at Khasavurtsky about 75 kilometers (46.5 miles) from the regional capital of Makhachkala, the Dagestani Interior Ministry told Interfax news agency.

Initial reports say the explosives in the car went off accidentally.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

The attack comes less than a day after 12 policemen were killed in twin bombings in the Dagestan town of Kizlyar.

Russian officials have linked the blasts to Monday's double strikes in Moscow's metro system, which left a total of 39 people dead and nearly 70 others injured.

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for the Moscow attack.

In a video message posted on a Chechen rebel website on Wednesday Umarov also warned Russia to prepare for more attacks.

Moscow's subway bombings are the worst attacks on the Russian capital in six years.

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