Seven police injured in grenade attack on S. Russian police station

Seven police injured in grenade attack on S. Russian police station
# 04 May 2010 02:36 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Seven police officers sought medical aid following a grenade attack on a police station in Russia’s North Caucasus, local investigators said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting RÄ°A Novosti.
An interior ministry source earlier told RIA Novosti that a police station near Nazran, the largest city of Russia’s Republic of Ingushetia, came under a grenade attack early on Tuesday, but said no casualties were reported.
"After an attack on the Altai-16 police station in Ingushetia’s Nazran District, seven police officers suffered blast injuries and sought medical aid," a source in the republic’s investigation department said.
A criminal case was launched, the source added.
Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics, especially Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, have seen an upsurge of militant violence lately, with frequent attacks on police and officials.
The Kremlin has pledged to wage "a ruthless fight" against militant groups but also acknowledged a need to tackle unemployment, organized crime, clan rivalry and corruption as causes of the ongoing violence in the region.
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