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    Two policemen were wounded in a blast in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the local Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

    Two policemen were wounded in a blast in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the local Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

    "An explosive device went off on the Akushinsky avenue near the central entrance of a cemetery," the spokesman said.

    He added that the explosive device was either planted in a parked car or near it and went off, when a police car was passing by.

    Sporadic terrorist attacks and militant clashes are common in Russia's largely Muslim North Caucasus republics, especially Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia.

     

    MAKHACHKALA, July 11 (RIA Novosti)

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