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    At least five police officers were injured when their vehicle came under mortar attack in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia, police said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW, September 22 (RIA Novosti) - At least five police officers were injured when their vehicle came under mortar attack in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia, police said on Tuesday.

    The incident occurred on Monday afternoon in the republic's largest city of Nazran.

    "As a result of the blast, five police officers, including two brothers, were injured and later hospitalized," the spokesman said.

    Attacks on troops, police and other officials have been reported almost daily in Ingushetia and Russia's other North Caucasus republics in recent months.

    On August 17, Ingushetia was hit by a suicide bombing which killed at least 20 police officers.

    Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov survived a suicide car bomb attack on his motorcade in June.

     

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