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    One person was killed and five wounded as an explosion ripped through a railway station in the town of Derbent in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, medics said Friday.

    One person was killed and five wounded as an explosion ripped through a railway station in the town of Derbent in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, medics said Friday.

    They said six people, including three police officers, were brought to a hospital, but added one woman died soon after arriving.

    "The incident's details are being clarified," a police spokesman said.

    The explosive device was placed in a garbage dumpster near the platform where passengers were gathering to catch an intercity train.

    Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics, especially Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, have seen an upsurge of militant violence lately, with frequent attacks on police and officials.

    The Kremlin has pledged to wage "a ruthless fight" against militant groups but also acknowledged a need to tackle unemployment, organized crime, clan rivalry and corruption as causes of the ongoing violence in the region.

    MAKHACHKALA, May 7 (RIA Novosti)

     

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