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    Blast in Russia's North Caucasus wounds 4 troops

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    MOSCOW, November 11 (RIA Novosti) - Four Interior Ministry troops were wounded on Tuesday in an explosion at a stadium in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a regional investigator said.

    "Four military personnel were injured as a result of an explosion in the town of Karabulak. All of them have been hospitalized, one of them in a grave condition," the representative of the Investigation Committee of the Ingush Prosecutor General's Office said

    A police source said the blast occurred when a remote-controlled explosive device was set off as a patrol of Interior Ministry's troops was passing by.

    An investigation into the incident is underway.

    Ingushetia, which borders Chechnya, has seen a rise in violence in recent months. The Russia-based human rights organization, the Moscow Helsinki Group, said in late September that the republic was on the verge of civil war as fighting between militants and authorities intensified.

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