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    The Norwegian top diplomat criticized a recent attack on reporters and human rights activists in Russia's North Caucasus.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende condemned Thursday a recent attack on journalists and human rights activists in Russia’s southern region of Ingushetia.

    "I condemn the attack in Ingushetia yesterday. It is important that journalists and human rights defenders can work freely and in safety," Brende wrote in his official Twitter account.

    On Wednesday, a group of assailants attacked a bus carrying nine activists and journalists on the border between Russia's Chechnya and Ingushetia regions. Four people were hospitalized, including a Norwegian journalist and a Swedish reporter.

    The Russian Internal Ministry opened a criminal investigation into the attack.

    The condition of the injured individuals was satisfactory, according to a local hospital staff member.


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