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Bomb Blast in Southern Russia Kills 4 Police Officers


A bomb blast in Russia's southern Republic of Dagestan, has killed four police officers and wounded six others.

The explosion occurred Wednesday, as the officers were doing morning calisthenics on a school playground in the town of Kizilyurt.

Officials of the local branch of Russia's interior ministry say the bomb consisted of an artillery shell and a radio-controlled detonator.

Investigators have not identified the assailants. Dagestan borders Chechnya, where Russian troops have been battling separatist forces for more than a decade.

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