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Suicide Bomber in Southern Russia Kills 6 Policemen


A suicide bombing in Russia's southern Dagestan republic Wednesday killed six policemen and wounded at least 16 other people.

Authorities say a suicide bomber attempted to drive a car packed with explosives into a police station near Dagestan's capital, Makhachkala.

Russian media report the blast left a two-meter wide crater, and that bomb fragments broke windows as far as 300 meters from the site.

Dagestan borders Chechnya, where the long-running fight between Russian troops and Islamic separatists has spilled over into neighboring republics in the North Caucasus.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said last month a recent surge of violence in the region is Russia's biggest problem.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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