Six police officers were killed and several more were injured when a group of unidentified assailants fired on a motor convoy in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia on Wednesday, the Investigative Committee said.
The attack took place near the village of Dattykh.
First, a roadside bomb was detonated under the front vehicle and then the convoy came under automatic fire.
Despite the official end of the federal counterterrorism operation in Chechnya in April 2009, the violence rages on elsewhere. It has spread far beyond the Chechen borders to the neighboring republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria, among others.