ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 3 (RIA Novosti) - A police official with the anti-drug department was injured early on Wednesday when a bomb exploded in his car as he drove his family through central Nazran, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
"As the result of the explosion [Isa] Tochiyev received shrapnel wounds and was hospitalized," the spokesman said, adding that his wife and children were not injured in the incident in the south Russian republic of Ingushetia.
"Possibly they were not affected because the explosive device was planted under the driver's seat," he said.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, an unknown assailant opened fire at a traffic police building in Nazran, the republic's largest city, but no one was injured, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said.
In the neighboring North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, three police officers were injured on Tuesday when their car came under fire by militants. All of them were hospitalized.