September 4th, 2010
11:23 AM ET

Dagestan car bomb targets government minister

A car bomb in the Russian republic of Dagestan killed a driver and injured a government official and his two bodyguards on Saturday, state-run news agencies said.

Bekmurza Bekmurzayev, Dagestan's minister of national policy, information and external relations, suffered minor injuries, Itar-Tass reported. Similar attacks in 2003 and 2005 killed his two predecessors, Russia Today said.

Moscow has been targeting terrorism in Dagestan and other regions of the Caucasus, such as Ingushetia and Chechnya.

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  1. Dale

    Why must religion cause such conflict?

    September 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. geoff

    the government needs to outlaw all bomb makeing material like the US.

    September 4, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |