A police officer in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan died in hospital on Tuesday after he was seriously injured in a car bomb blast in the town of Buinaksk, a hospital source said.
“As a result of his severe injuries, despite the efforts of the medics, Captain Mamayev died in hospital,” a source told RIA Novosti.
According to preliminary information, an explosive device was rigged underneath police captain Ibragim Mamayev's Nissan car. The device went off as the vehicle reached Said Gabiyev Street.
A search for the attackers is underway, with police investigating the scene of the attack.
Clashes between between law enforcement and armed Islamic groups often take place in Dagestan and the neighboring North Caucasus republics, resulting in bomb attacks and shootings.