A traffic police officer was injured when an unidentified assailant opened fire at a checkpoint with an automatic weapon in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, a police source told RIA Novosti on Monday.
The source said the attack took place at 1:30 p.m. (09:30 GMT) on Sunday.
"The officer's life is not in danger," the source said, adding that the injured man had been installing a traffic surveillance camera on the side of the road when the shots were fired.
An investigation is underway.
NALCHIK, May 3 (RIA Novosti)