Attacks in Russia’s Dagestan grab international attention after Boston


Arthur Bright
csmonitor.com
May 1, 2013

Six people, including two teenagers, were reportedly killed in two separate attacks in Dagestan, a Russian region in the Caucasus mountains plagued by an ongoing Islamic insurgency.

Independent Russian news agency Interfax reports that two teenagers died when a bomb planted in a package exploded outside a housewares shop in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala today.  The package had been left on the side of the road near the shop, and the teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were killed trying to open it, according to a Dagestani interior ministry official. Two other teenagers were wounded in the explosion.

State news agency RIA Novosti adds that a third man died later from the blast, which police said was equivalent to two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TNT.

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