Dagestan: 2 attacks, whose one was suicide attack on military base in Buinaksk town, caused 5 killed and more than 30 injured
Five people were killed and over 30 injured in Sunday’s attack on a military unit in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, a law enforcement source reported.
A Zhiguli car packed with explosives and driven by a suicide bomber detonated near the town of Buinaksk after ramming the gates of the military unit, making part of the 136th motorized rifle brigade, early on Sunday. The unit’s guard blocked the car, preventing a larger death toll.
Reports of the number of injured by different sources varied from 33 to 39. Many of those injured were in serious condition.
The Defense Ministry said three people were killed.
A law enforcement source said the power of the explosive device was equivalent to up to 100 kg of TNT.
A second explosion rocked the town as investigators were heading to the site. The second bomb exploded on the way of a police car after the car passed the place where the bomb was planted, so no one was killed or injured.